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Published on: February 19, 2012
by Ashlee Reichel for Equick News:
Although, there are no major differences in the signs of depression in women and men, it has been proven by medical studies that women tend to be more prone to depression in their lifetime than men. This trend of depression symptoms in women has been suggested irrespective of culture, ethnicity, nationality and economic divide. There are several reasons cited for depression signs in women. Signs of depression in women vary from psychological reasons like feeling of despair and meaninglessness to physical signs of depression like unexplained aches and pains.
Emotional and Physical Signs of Depression in Women
One of the first signs of depression in women is feeling of hopelessness and frequent mood swings. An irritated and depressed mood, that seldom leads to smiles, laughter and happiness is considered to be a hint towards being depressed. Some of the most evident signs of depression in women appear in the form of many physical problems. Weight changes and appetite are some of the most initial depression signs in women. Due to depression there is an increased or decrease of appetite, changes in eating habits leading to increase or decrease in weight. Added to these signs and symptoms of depression in women are those that are related to the women’s health.
In many cases, biological changes in the body can prove to be a cause of depression in women. Hormonal changes during menstruation and sometimes during pregnancy can also trigger the risk of depression in women. Even women who’re at the verge of experiencing menopause may find drastic changes in their moods. This may be very often due to the result of biological changes in the body.
Stated generally, following are some of the most evident signs of clinical depression in women, that is an umbrella term for depression.
Clinical depression symptoms in women need to carefully study by psychologists so that they can come up with the root cause of depression in women. A psychologist can evaluate several symptoms and advise treatment measures by considering the intensity of problem. Signs of depression in women are a major research area as women suffer from these depression problems owing to a number of factors. Genetic, hormonal, reproductive, emotional abuse, bad relationships problems, interpersonal relationships and various other factors are studied deeply for understanding depression in women from a broader perspective.
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