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Basic Guide To Female Depression

Aug 29, 2008
Depression is a state of mind in which a person experiences acute mental illness and anxiety. It is one of the consequences of nervous breakdown which is also commonly known as mental breakdown. In this fast moving world, people have a lot of responsibilities on their shoulders.

Moreover, everyone has their own personal and professional problems. All these things gradually lead to mental breakdown. There are other reasons also because of which depression is caused. However, there are certain physical conditions which contribute to the same.

The cause of depression in both male and female genders may be due to various different reasons. It is not known that whether stress affects both men and women differently. According to the coping system of stress, the situation varies from males to females.

Nowadays, women give more preference to their career other than anything.Hence, it really becomes difficult for them to strike a balance between home and workplace. Other problems like maternity, menopause, parenthood, gender roles, situation at home and workplace, familial and social back up, often disfigure women's lives in the long run. All these things lead to a lot of depression and stress.

Types of stress for women:
Normally, the pressure put up by the family on the women that work is what that leads to mental stress and depression. It is observed that there is a very strong association between social and mental stress and suffering in women. The women usually deal with the burden of handling family and work as well. This kind of activity tends to become physically and psychologically difficult as well.

The part that brings the most amount of stress in women's life is during the menopause phase. Women go through a lot of nervousness, pressure, worry, emotional containment, and a lot of physical and mental stress, before and during menopause, even when they are alert of its prospect. Menopause is the time after 12 months have passed since a women's last period. The signs and symptoms of menopause vary from women to women.

Symptoms of stress in women:
The main thing that causes stress in women is irregularity of periods, consciousness of sore truths such as loss of fertility and sexual incapability, changes in appearance due to accumulation of a lot of fat in the body and sudden appearance of facial hair, insomnia and night sweats followed by chills, this factor ultimately leads to the expected result of stress and disturbing strain in women.

As a woman goes through menopause, mood swing may be experienced by the women. Other stress factors that usually occur in the stage of parenthood such as the sickness or death of a parent, grown children leaving home and in some cases, change of emotional relationships with one's wife, adds to a lot of physical stress.
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