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Signs of Clinical Depression in Women
What is Depression all about?
All of us go through our ups and our downs. There are those moments that we feel extremely happy; there are also those times that we feel very sad and lonely. This is just normal. However, if you talk about clinical depression, it is an abnormal mood disorder that causes a person to suffer from depression for a long time (weeks, months, years). Statistics reveal that if you compare the occurrence of clinical depression in both genders, male and female, it would tell you that there are more women who suffer from it than men.
Clinical Depression in Women
Keep in mind that depression is not an illness that is similar to everyone who happens to suffer from it. The causes, signs, and symptoms are different especially if you compare and contrast it to male vs. female. Know that not only are females more susceptible to developing clinical depression, the factors that cause it as well as the symptoms are different one way or another. Women are very complicated beings. They undergo difficult hormone cycles and social pressures that subject women to a lot of stress. As a woman, getting to know more about clinical depression will significantly reduce your chances of developing the disorder yourself or if not, be able to treat it better.
Signs of Clinical Depression in Women vs. Men
The signs of clinical depression in women vary greatly than those of men. Here are some of the different signs if clinical depression in women vs. men:
Signs of Clinical Depression in Women:
- She blames herself for everything that has happened to her.
- She feels hopeless, helpless, and worthless.
- She always feels nervous and anxious.
- She avoids problems no matter what it takes.
- She feels as if her world is in slow motion.
- She has difficulty setting limitations.
- It is easier for them to talk about their fears and doubts.
- Women go to the comforts of family and friends to fight depression.
Signs of with Clinical Depression in Men:
- He tends to blame other people for everything that he is going through.
- He often feels irritated and angry.
- He always feels doubtful and suspicious of others.
- He tends to be the one to start conflicts.
- He feels agitated all the time.
- He wants to feel that he is in control always.
- He does not want to seek help.
- Men go to the comforts of sex, alcohol, drugs, TV, and sports to fight depression.
General Signs and Symptoms of Clinical Depression that You Should be Aware of:
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping excessively all the time
- Feeling extremely unhappy or lonely
- Lowered or reduced sex drive
- Always feelings irritable or becomes angry all of a sudden
- Feeling frustrated easily
- Feeling restless and agitated (an obvious example is not being able to stay still)
- Loses interest over activities that usually he / she takes interest on
- Feeling tired / fatigue all the time. Loss of energy (even easy tasks need a lot of energy and effort to perform)
- Appetite changes. Some tend to overeat while others lose appetite. This then results to drastic changes in weight either weight gain or weight loss.