Women experience twice the rate of depression as men, regardless of race or ethnic background!
Living with bipolar disorder
Once people start treatment, it important to stay on it. These healthy habits can help:
Have a routine. Go to bed and wake up at about the same time each day Eat meals at regular times.
Be active . Do 30 t 60 minutes of physical activity 5 or more days a week. This can improve your mood, lower stress and help you cope.
Manage Stress; Eat health food, be active, find ways to relax and lower your stress level.
Avoid alcohol and other drugs; Drugs, including alcohol, change the way the mind and body work. This can get in the way of treatment.
Keep taking your Medication, even when you start to feel better, tell your provider if you have any side effects.
Low socioeconomic status( as can be indicated both by education years and by difficulty paying for basic necessities) contributes to the higher rates of depressive symptoms among certain racial/ethnic minorities. other socioeconomic risk factors are: racial/ethnic discrimination, segregation into low -status and high-stress jobs, unemployment, poor health, larger family sizes, marital dissolution and single parenthood. strong feelings of stigma as part of ethnic family cultures also play a role.
Women and Depression
Everyone experiences dis appointment or sadness in life. When the down times last a long time or interfere with you ability to function, you may be suffering from a common medical illness called depression.
Major depression affects your mood, mind body and behavior. Nearly 18million Americans one in ten adults experience depression each year, and about two-thirds don't get the help they need.
Women experience twice the rate of depression as men, regardless of race or ethnic background. An estimated one in eight women with suffer from major depression in their lifetimes.
Symptoms: Persistent sad, anxious, or empty mood. Loss of interest or pleasure in regular activities. restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying. Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, low self-esteem or guilt. Inability to concentrate, remember things, and making decisions. Changes in sleep and appetite( too much or too little). Loss of energy and feeling"slowed down".
Causes: Genetic, Biological, Psychosocial, Victimization, Poverty
The following signs indicate when t seek professional help:
You can't engage in daily activities like getting out of bed in the morning or eating or bathing. You are unable to attend to your or your children medical needs, such as keeping doctor appointments. you are having difficulty caring for your children. you can't eat and are losing a lot of weight. you are drinking a lot of alcohol or using recreational drug to feel better. Your personality has Undergone a distinct change. Your depression is becoming more severe.