Depression affects the young and the old, men and women. No matter how mild or severe, it really lowers the self-confidence of a person, damages his or her self-esteem and affects their health. The feeling of being lonely, helpless, unworthy and worry, are more difficult to treat than the incurable disease. Disease in the world itself means dis-ease; it likely means to choke.
Some studies show that women have a higher depression rates than men. We look at the comparison of depression between men and women. Here are the common causes of their depression.
Even though they are not aware of it, there are usual symptoms of depression in men as well as women. Laziness, unhealthy appetite, and fatigue, low interest in pleasurable happenings, low self-confidence, sexual problems, and difficulty in sleeping and thoughts of suicide. The attitude of men is different from women when they are depressed. Men are always ill tempered, aggressive and rude. On the other hand, women just feel sad and very emotional when they suffer depression.
There is a difference in feeling a little down and having a bout of depression. Most of us women have at some time had periods when we felt sad, low, discouraged or just a little down. However, if these sign are ongoing and stay for any length of time, it is time to realize that something needs to transform one’s thinking, feeling and get back on track.
Depression among women occurs for longer periods of time, and repeatedly as compared with men. Women are more sensitive during their lifetime changes, especially when she is apart from the things, places, and people that have been her priority. They always have a feeling of guilt, which pushes them at times, to think of suicide. When depressed, some women have an eating disorder, which causes a gain or loss of weight. Statistics also show that both, women and men are more likely to use drugs and alcohol in times of depression.
Treatment of depression for both men and women are the same, psychotherapy and medication or vice versa. To avoid depression, a person should focus on something like stepped-up mental and physical activities. Physical activities make a person healthy, fit, and happy.
- Laughter is the world’s best medicine.
- A good night’s sleep can lessen the feeling of depression. Proper rest of the body sharpens the mind of an individual.
- A positive mindset will lessen and help avoid some feelings of hopelessness that can lead to serious or major depression.
Depression can even lead to serious problems, and one major problem is suicide. Because of hopelessness, one often tries to eliminate the issue with a permanent solution, which is totally irrational and wrong.
Mental illness, depression, self-esteem issues, and other emotional problems can be helped with the right direction, from the right professional, counselor, or physician. The person must be willing to participate and work on him or herself to eliminate feelings that are not consistent with living life peacefully.
A person, who is starting to have minor depressions, could consider taking a vacation to a beautiful and quiet place with loved ones to get a change of scenery. Getting away can relax the mind, and give a new outlook on life.
When people use drugs and drinking alcohol to resolve their problems, they often realize that the problem is still there. Therefore, it is best to confront and try to solve it face to face without fear. A person or some exotic, wonderful magic will not come to save you from your depression.
Beside a professional counselor, an individual must be willing to see their need for help, and try to help the professional help them. Very often, individuals lose their self-respect for one reason or the other, and fail to remember that all humans fail, at some point, and at some time. Gaining freedom to love one’s self again will help to lead the healing process.
Note: more to come on depression to help us alleviate the problem before it gets big.