Mental illness can affect anyone at anytime, and for women the likelihood of developing depression after adolescence is twice that of men.
Why Are Women More Likely To Develop Depression Than Men?
Men and women share the same core set of depression symptoms: depressed mood, lack of motivation, loss of pleasure in activities and hobbies, changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, feelings of guilt and difficulty concentrating.
Sign of Depression In Women
- Ongoing hopeless or helpless outlook on life. Persistently feeling sad, numb or empty for no apparent reason.
- Feeling highly irritable and easily losing control of your temper or bursting into tears.
- Losing interest in activities and hobbies that used to bring pleasure such as socialising with friends, going to new place and having sex
- Overwhelming feelings pessimism, worthlessness and poor self esteem
- Not being able to get to sleep and night or waking up in the early hours of the morning
- Not being able to get out of bed or having no desire to
- Constant negative thoughts, thought of self harm and even suicide
- Persistent unexplained headaches, pain, migraines and body aches that do not respond to treatment
- Feeling overwhelmed or not able to cope with simple daily life or new responsibilities
- Feeling guilty or that you are bringing those around you down.
Things Woman Are More Likely To Do
In comparison to men, woman are more likely to suffer from:
- Feeling guilty
- Feeling sad & emotional
- Feeling helpless
- Sleeping more
- Attempting suicide (unlike men who are more likely to commit suicide)
- Blame themselves
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*Based upon a client self-assessment survey, results may vary from person to person