The Basic Signs of Depression in Women
Last updated February 6, 2013
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- Frequent physical symptoms such as chronic pain, headache, cramps, and digestive disorders which typically don’t respond to lifestyle measures.
- Poor concentration, poor ability to make a decision, and decreased memory.
- Sleeping problems.
- Weight changes – eating disorders due to lack /loss of appetite which then can cause weight loss. Sometimes the opposite may occur, patient may have overeating problem which then cause weight gain problem.
- Having poor energy, decreased energy, or easier to get fatigue!
- In severe stage, patient may have some suicide attempts or at least have thoughts of suicide /death.
- Having more negative feelings, such as pessimism, helplessness, guilty, worthlessness, and hopelessness.
- Loss /lack of interest in hobbies or activities, including loss of interest in sex.
- Excessive crying, excessive restlessness, and irritability. Patient may also get persistent anxiety.
- Persistent bad mood and sad.
The following are some major checklists:
- Depressed men tend to abuse drugs and alcohol.
- Depressed women is also likely to have anxiety disorders (particularly such as phobic & panic symptoms).
- Depressed men are less likely to have guilty feelings and suicide attempts.
- Depression in women is relatively earlier to occur, more likely to come back after remission, and also likely to last longer than in men.
- Depressed men are likely to blame others, create conflicts, hide the problem, feel agitated &restless – while the opposite ways occur in depressed women!