Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gender Differences in Depression, 2

What are symptoms of depression in females? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a long list of possible symptoms of depression in woman may include:

·         Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” feelings
·         Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
·         Irritability, restlessness, anxiety
·         Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness
·         Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
·         Fatigue and decreased energy
·         Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
·         Insomnia, waking up during the night, or excessive sleeping
·         Overeating, or appetite loss
·         Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
·         Persistent aches, pains, headaches, cramps, digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment

Part 3 tomorrow.

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