Depression is not just mood swings, but serious disturbances in the emotional sphere. How to distinguish them from just a bad mood? Today the mood is worse than ever, and tomorrow it is wonderful, and everything around is beautiful and amazing.
Depression is a long time. You take out your favorite perfumes, but they do not please you. You look at yourself in the mirror, think you should go to the hairdresser, and why? And so literally in everything: life loses its meaning, it just becomes uninteresting.
Depression, as a woman, does not like to be alone, she needs company. She always surrounds herself with true friends. Here and a bad mood, anxiety, apathy, lack of appetite, insomnia, loss of strength.
Moreover, against its background, the perception of pain changes. A person becomes vulnerable to diseases: headaches, back pain, even hypertension, bronchial asthma.
In addition, observing the law of female solidarity, she more favors the fair sex. They are three times more likely than men to suffer from depressive disorders.
Depression occurs at all ages, in all social strata. But there is a peak – this is a period of 30 to 40 years. A young, active woman – and suddenly depression. Why?
To a greater extent, this is due, as we say, to the fact that life has become “difficult”. And not only material difficulties, the constant search for work and income are to blame. The overabundance of information affects the rhythm in which we live. A negative reaction to all these realities of modern life is also found in men, but there are typically female depressions.
The world around us
Most often, the cause of dissatisfaction with the surrounding world and the loss of interest in it is problems in personal life. Sometimes in the minds of women, they acquire the status of disasters. Most often, this is dissatisfaction with the husband or his intimate life, adult children, divorces, remarriages.
No one is immune from personal disasters. If suddenly this arose, then professional psychotherapists provide invaluable assistance. In America, the best psychotherapist is a girlfriend. Therefore, if something in the soul is restless, you need to talk about it. If “girlfriend therapy” is delayed and does not bring the expected result, you need to see a doctor. In this case, serious treatment is required in the form of drugs: herbal or chemical antidepressants.
Many women know firsthand what premenstrual syndrome is. All over the world, this problem is being addressed by a gynecologist, but we do not. Well, think, annoyance, bad mood, do not worry – it will pass by itself. Menstruation begins, and indeed everything passes.
But premenstrual syndrome often affects health. In about half of women, appetite increases sharply before menstruation, they begin to gobble up everything that comes to hand. And during this period, one and a half to two kilograms are gained, which interfere and add irritation even more.
“Menstrual gluttony” is a completely normal phenomenon to be reconciled with. By the way, sweating, palpitations, weakness, dizziness, and indigestion can be added to it.
Birth of a child
If initially a woman is prone to mood swings, then depression can occur at a time when the body requires emotional stress. And childbirth – this is precisely this turning point.
Prenatal depression occurs infrequently and occurs when pregnancy is unsuccessful.
But still, most often there is postpartum depression. Pregnancy and childbirth are stress for the body. At this moment, the woman is required to put together all her moral and physical strengths.
It is clear that after such a shake she wants to relax and rest. Yes, where is it? A baby has appeared who demands her momentary presence and attention. The rhythm of life has become completely different, and you also need to get used to it. And time and effort are sorely lacking. So it turns out that mommy is no longer happy, but I want only one thing – so that no one touches her.
At this moment, she needs the help of loved ones, care and support from them. If the situation does not change, moreover, the woman does not take good care of the child, aggressiveness appears in her actions, you should not wait any longer. You need to contact a specialist.
Postpartum depression is always a difficult situation, because it is associated with feeding the baby. And most drugs during this period should not be taken.
According to studies, antidepressants do not greatly affect the composition of breast milk, however, risking is undesirable. And you need to apply them only if you cannot cope with depression without them.
Purely physical malaise is accompanied by a decrease in moral strength. A woman begins to realize that she is getting older every year, is not so young and beautiful as before. Many people perceive these changes in life painfully.
Menopausal depression most often does not exist by itself, but in combination with anxiety. In order not to fall into such an anxiety-depressive state, we must remember that a lot is in our hands. Try to mentally prepare yourself for the beginning of a new stage in life. He, like any other, has its positive and negative sides.
Of course, it is necessary that during this period a woman should be observed by gynecologists and neuropathologists. If she does not manage herself, then she is prescribed treatment. It can be separately antidepressants or hormone replacement therapy. Or a combination of one and the other.
Since depression is still a normal physiological process, it is transitory in nature and after a while it ends itself. But this does not happen quickly – from six months to two years. Therefore, if this period is difficult to experience, then it is worth thinking about treatment.