Depression Symptoms and Its Consequences For Women

Depression Symptoms and Its Consequences For Women

Going through hard times is a constant thing in life, but having consistent bad days and difficult times can lead to depression. Depression affects your way of life, and it also hampers your daily activities like your career, sleeping, eating, thinking and so on.

Sometimes seen as a taboo, something not discussed in public, depression is an unlikely topic to be brought up at a dinner party but it is hugely prevalent in society today. In fact, 1 in 5 adults live with a mental health issue with over 56% of those with a mental illness not seeking treatment.

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Women and the Stigma of Mental Health Issues.

Women and the Stigma of Mental Health Issues.

The issue of women’s mental health problems and the stigma that comes with it has raised concerns in the recent years.

Mental health issues impact both men and women. However, according to the American Psycology Association, “Women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression, while men tend toward substance abuse or antisocial disorders.”

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Is your partner feeling the "blues"? Here are some ways to help

Is your partner feeling the "blues"? Here are some ways to help

Husbands and partners are important to the recovery process for women suffering from postpartum mood disorders.  Research suggests that consistent support from a significant other will greatly reduce depressive symptoms. However, dealing with a postpartum mood disorder is very demanding for everyone involved and husbands and partners, in particular, suffer when their wives or partners are sick.  It can be difficult to know what to do or say.  Here are some useful suggestions.

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Mental Illness and the Meds: Dealing with Stigma

Mental Illness and the Meds: Dealing with Stigma

I think most of us hate our depression, our anxiety, our insomnia, our PTSD, etc. We not only hate it, but feel shame for being afflicted with it.  This hate is born out of the narrative that our “mental illness” means something is wrong with us. What if our Nervous Depletion/Brain Fatigue is actually a symptom of how ill suited our culture, society, childhood histories or lifestyles are to the bodies and brains we have? 

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