- Social anxiety disorder and depression in women
- By:Fred Pineiro
When it comes to the type of person that depression and/or social anxiety disorder affects, no one is ruled out. Age, sex, social class, race...there is no steadfast rule. It is, however, a fact that women are two times more likely to suffer a depression. Of course, men are succeptable to depression but, statistically speaking, it's the opposite sex that may experience the most terrible effects of depression.
Sadly, 1 in 4 women are diagnosed with depression. When you really think about it, that is a very disturbing number. For most women, depression coincides with "that time of the month." A hormonal imbalance is often the cause. And many women never realize that they've gone through a change unless someone else brings it to their attention.
Hormonal causes aside, depression in women can be the result of other body triggers. For example, a trigger can be pregancy or perhaps a miscarriage. In addition to the changes that these events demand of a women's body, there are psychological effects that can cause depression. Losing someone (or something) that you love dearly can be extremely detrimental.
Any sort of trauma in your life has the power to lead to depression. A common occurance in situations like these is that the woman at risk will shy away from friends and family. Isolation becomes the norm. Does this describe anyone you know? Please reach out to her and offer the help that she deserves---even if that help means getting her to a doctor.
Do you know how women deal with depression? It varys across the board. Some women actually look for help from their family and friends, and are able to find the answers they need to be happy again. Others prefer to see a professional therapist. Sometimes talking about your issues with someone who deals with other sufferers daily is the only way. And then there are some who cannot find solice in either one of these options, in which case there is a third: medication. By seeing a medical professional as opposed to a therapist, many women are able to finally claim victory over their depression.
Are you depressed? Does seeking medical or professional help frighten you? Please ask a someone you love to accompany you. Taking that first step is never easy but you'll be glad that you did in the end. Just ease yourself into the time you spend with the professional and be open to the possibility of taking medication. We all need help in life and by getting from the people you love you are saying that you have the strength to be happy.
About the author:
With a genuine heart for helping people, Fred Pineiro is responsible for THE website for anyone looking to learn more about depression. He is an author, family man, and an all around nice guy.