Do you know that women have higher tendency to suffer from depression? Though we often mix up depression with casual sadness, this two are completely different terms. Sadness is temporary in our life where depression lasts longer till it’s cured. In a word, depression is a complex medical term. On another way, women tend to suffer it more because of having different hormonal, physical and social effects than man. In this article, we are going to enlighten you about several types of depression which women often suffer. Let’s take a look now…
Major Depressive Disorder
Major depressive disorder is a severe form of depression termed as major depression also. In this, women feel constant sadness and loss of interest in every thing. They also can face trouble in sleeping, concentrating, thinking, loss of appetite, loss of pleasure in all simple activities such hobbies, sex, sports and so on.
Out of the blues, this severe major depression can stay for a long time if we do not take steps to treatment this. This also causes physical pain and leave a suicidal tendency in older women specially. That’s why, call out a friend or loved one and reach for professional help immediately.
Know About PMS and PMDD
Women of 20-35 usually face this situation from one menstrual cycle to the next. PMS means Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. Women says that they suffer this syndrome prior one or two week of their period. This includes mood swings, headaches, bloating, anxiety, fatigue and irritation etc. PMDD is also similar to PMS which refers to Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Both of its syndromes start 5-6 days beforehand of period and disappear during period.
Certainly, motherhood is a blessing for every woman. Along with bliss, this brings many complexity and responsibility also. In the middle of these mess, pregnant women often feel morning sickness, fatigue, mood swings etc. Due to significant physical and hormonal changes, it affects on women’s mind. We’ve to remember that depression is more than low mood situation and it puts negative impact on baby’s development also.
Perinatal depression indicates the depression which happens during pregnancy and also after the baby is born named as postpartum depression. We will discuss it below.
This case is included in perinatal depression which is mentioned right before. Post partum depression usually occurs after the baby is born. after the baby is born, new mother sometimes deal with unhappiness or sadness without any particular reason. This mild sadness is termed as ‘baby blue’. But perinatal depression is much serious than baby blue. This mood disorder lasts for one or two week. Then it disappears as soon as new mom adjusts herself with the newborn.
It’s common for every women to face their menopause after their mid age. In this phase, women can experience imbalance in sleep, mood swings, abnormal period, anxiety, loss of happiness and so on. If you’re facing so, please seek help to doctors.
Stay healthy, stay cheerful.