Women and Depression

Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden.

Girls are 3 times as likely to have issues or struggle with depression than boys.

If you feel like life is not worth living, reach out for help. You are not alone help is available.

It’s possible to overcome and live happily with depression through therapeutic methods. Treatment options include medications, therapy and self care. Self care includes things like sleep, physical activity and diet.
Sadness and depression are interlinked but are not same. Sadness is a normal human emotion that every single person will experience at somber times. A number of life events can leave people sad. For instance, loss of job or income, financial trouble or issues at home can all trigger sadness.

Sadness usually passes with time may be in a week or two. Crying, talking frustrations can give some relief.
If low mood gets worse this could be a sign of depression. It can occur in people of any gender age and alters attitudes.
Symptoms of depression include:

Feeling discouraged, hopelessness, lack of motivation, loss of interest in activities, sleeplessness or increased amounts of sleep, tiredness and low energy, feeling worthlessness and inability to concentrate or make decisions are a few among the signs.

Good mental health improves the overall quality of life.

Few things which can help fight depression can be:

Quality time with someone close:

First and foremost spend time with loved ones, try to speak out what you are feeling (Baat karne se baat banti hai). When you share your feelings you feel good and the person around you can also sort out the issue. Try to remind yourself these people care about you.

Do something you enjoy like listening to music. Music can be great way to boost your mood and improve symptoms of depression.

Spend time in nature. Nature has its own ways to heal any sort of diseases.

Getting enough sleep can also have a noticeable effect.

What you eat and drink can also affect how you feel. Here are some of the foods that provide the nutrients which body needs to fight off inflammation in brain, which leads to depression.

Depression is the result of a deficiency in key brain nutrients. Poor diet and stress are the root causes. Key nutrients that need to be boosted are vitamin D, Folate B6 & B12. Also boosting omega 3 & rejecting omega 6 food sources in essential.

  • High intake of fruit, vegetables, whole grain, fish, olive oil, low-fat dairy and antioxidants and low intakes of animal foods.
  • A diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, soy, and other plant products may help reduce the stress-related symptoms of depression.
  • Eating omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of mood disorders and brain diseases by enhancing brain function.
  • Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids:
  • cold-water fish, such as salmon, sardines, tuna, and mackerel, flaxseed, flaxseed oil, and chia seeds, walnuts
  • Some scientists have suggested that increasing selenium intake might help improve mood and reduce anxiety, which may help make depression more manageable.
  • Selenium is present in a variety of foods, including: 
  • whole grains, Brazil nuts, some seafood, organ meats, such as liver.

Diet is only part of the solution. Treatment options for depression include medications, therapy and self care. Self care include things like sleep, physical activity and diet and is just as important as meds and therapy.

Women is a wonderful creation of God. Women are multitasking they do lots and lots of work and are stressed both physically and mentally. Every family out there must support the women in house make her believe she is special, encourage her, cheer for her as nothing in this world is worth the love, she spreads in her family.
I would like to conclude asking all the women who are feeling depressed please open up try to communicate with close ones as it is curable illness. Life is so precious live it happily.

Cheers,

Juveria Khanam.

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