Depression in Women

Depression is a serious condition that can impact every area of your life. It can affect your social life, your family relationships, your career, and your sense of self-worth and purpose. Also, women are generally more prone to depression.  If you’re feeling sad, guilty, tired, and just generally “down in the dumps,” you may be suffering from major depression. However, the positive news is that depression is treatable. The more knowledge you have about the implications of depression’s impact on women, the more equipped you will be to tackle the condition head on.

Risk Factors for Depression in Women

Ÿ Family history of mood disorders

Ÿ Personal past history of mood disorders in early reproductive years

Ÿ Loss of a parent before the age of 10 years

Ÿ Childhood history of physical or sexual abuse

Ÿ Use of an oral contraceptive, especially one with high progesterone content

Ÿ Use of gonadotropin stimulants as part of infertility treatment

Ÿ Persistent psychosocial stressors (e.g., loss of job)

Ÿ Loss of social support system or the threat of such a loss

 

For the most part, women suffering from depression receive the same types of treatment as everyone else. The main treatment approaches are psychotherapy and antidepressant therapy. If you are suffering from depression, you should consult with our experienced psychologists as soon as possible.


Our Psychologist:

Dr. Liqun Hu
 



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