Depression

Depression is very common in women. Research has shown that women are twice more likely to suffer from depression than men. Before we look at potential reasons for depression in women, let’s take a moment to consider the question – What is depression?

We’ve all been there before – One day, life seems like a smooth ride, while the next, it can appear like that same road is full of potholes. Anyone can have occasional days when they feel down; however, these negative feelings usually pass within a couple of days. Depression occurs when these bad feelings don’t go away. If the down times are persistent enough to interfere with your daily activities, such as eating, or sleeping; you may be suffering from depression. Typical feelings associated with depression include:

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Helplessness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Apathy

Considerations

If you’re depressed and/or feel like harming yourself, tell someone immediately. There are support groups that can help you through the negative emotions that accompany depression. The good news is that depression is treatable. By educating yourself about the symptoms and treatment options, you will be better suited to navigate your way through this troubling disorder.

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