Depression

Why Depression Is Common in Women Than in Men

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Introduction   

In recent decades’ depression has become common in developed countries. The doctors called it the common cold of psychiatry. Research has found several risk factors that might be responsible for development of depression.

Hormonal Differences

The start of depressive disorders in women is in their reproductive years. Hormonal risk factors play a role in the ages of 25 to 44 years.

Changing levels after childbirth, and menopause period, both are responsible for the risk of developing depression. Women have genes that are defenseless to depression.

Sociocultural Differences.

Girls grow up sensitive to the opinions of others. Boys grow up confident and independent in their lives. Male standards include endurance, toughness, and non-displays of emotion.

Women face added stress than men. They work side by side with men, and are expected to be a perfect homemaker however, they face worries, care for the old, and have to put up with all the chauvinism. Women live longer than men. Grief, loneliness, and ill health are all part of old age.

Study shows that women who become housewives and mothers find their roles diminished by society while women who take up a career outside the home confront discrimination and job inequality.

Women  express their symptoms differently and are diagnosed with depression than men. Females are inclined to consult a doctor and discuss their feelings. Doctors, both male and female, tend to detect depression in a woman.

Psychological Differences

Women are thoughtful than men, and tend to take things seriously, which predisposes them to develop depression. Men compared, react to difficult times with temper, or alcohol, or drug misuse.

Stressful Life Events

During their life span, women face hectic life events and deal with them with greater compassion than men. Depression is a constant worldwide phenomenon, and biological stimuli play a vital role. Factors such as education, race, diet, status, and culture are minor influences.

What are the symptoms of depression in women?

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or empty mood
  • Staying aloof from pleasure in activities, including sex
  • Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying
  • Loss of self-esteem, vulnerability, hopelessness, distrust 
  • Staying in bed or sleepless nights, and morning fatigue
  • Craving and weight loss or gorging and overweight
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling slowed down.
  • The suicidal tendency, or suicide attempts
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Incessant physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain that do not react to medicines

What are the Symptoms of Mania in Women?

The mood is excited in Mania; and it occurs in bipolar disorder. Moods swings can last over days or weeks, or even months. They vary between lows of depression to the highs of mania. 

The symptoms of the manic syndrome include:

  • Abnormal elevated mood
  • Irritability
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Grandiose ideas
  • Greatly increased talking
  • Racing thoughts
  • Increased activity, including sexual activity
  • Markedly increased energy
  • risk-prone behavior
  • Inappropriate social behavior

What Raises the Likelihood of Depression in Women?

Factors that increase the risk of depression in women consist of reproductive, genetic, or other biological factors. Interpersonal factors and specific psychological and personality features can affect.

Reasons that could increase risk include:

  •  Family history of mood disorders
  •  History of mood disorders in early reproductive years
  •  Early death of parents before age 10
  •  Loss of social support system or the threat of such a loss
  •  Stresses, such as loss of a job, break up stress, separation or divorce
  •  Physical or sexual abuse as a child
  •  Use of certain medications

Is Depression Hereditary?

Depression can run in families. A family connection to depression is found common in women. However, there is no clear hereditary connection to explain clinical depression.

How depression in women differ from depression in men?

  • Depression in women may occur earlier, and more likely to recur, be more likely to be associated with stressful life events, and be more sensitive to seasonal changes.
  • Women are more likely to experience guilty feelings and attempt suicide, although they commit suicide less often than men.
  • Depression in women is more likely to be associated with anxiety disorders, especially panic and phobic symptoms, and eating disorders.

How is a depression in women treated?

There are numerous methods used to treat depression. Most common include medicines such as anti-depression, and individual psychotherapy. Green Borneo Kratom is a particularly effective strain of Kratom, and a powerful stimulant. 

If drank in powdered form, gives a sizable mood boost and relief from depression. Kratom tolerance is a result of the body growing accustomed to standard strain and dose of kratom.

Family therapy may be helpful, if family member stress adds to your depression. Your family doctor will determine the best course of treatment. For help with depression, consider the following resources:

  • Community mental health centers
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Family doctors
  • Family service/social agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospital psychiatry departments and outpatient clinics
  • Local medical and, or psychiatric societies
  • Mental health specialists such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, or mental health counselors
  • Private clinics and facilities
  • State hospital outpatient clinics
  • University or medical school-affiliated programs

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