HOW DOES A WOMAN IN DEPRESSION BEHAVE?

HOW DOES A WOMAN IN DEPRESSION BEHAVE?

Depression is one of the most common and, at the same time, one of the most misunderstood mental health disorders. For many of us it is difficult to imagine accompanying someone who is going through a depressive state. However, it is important to know the symptoms, how it manifests itself and what we can do to be supportive to our loved ones.

In that sense, although depression can affect anyone, according to several studies, women are twice as likely as men to suffer from this disorder. The causes can vary, and are usually a combination of several factors, such as external changes (losses, moves, socio-economic status), personal circumstances, genetics, and more.

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Although research into depression is still ongoing, it is also known that many people may be more prone to feeling sad due to the biochemistry of their brain. In this case, medication, in addition to psychological treatment, would be key to overcoming this disorder.

 

DEPRESSION IN WOMEN: HOW DO I KNOW IF I SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION?

As mentioned above, depression is a general disorder and has symptoms that can occur in both men and women. Although these are the most common, it is important to bear in mind that depression presents itself in different ways in each individual, so a diagnosis by a professional is always of vital importance. Signs of depression include

  • Apathy: You show no interest in activities you used to enjoy, or you stop caring about your work and social life.
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders.
  • Changes in eating habits.
  • Low self-esteem, negative self-talk.
  • Somatisation: You may start having physical symptoms, such as pain.
  • Neglect of self-care and appearance.

ARE THERE TYPES OF DEPRESSION THAT ARE UNIQUE TO WOMEN?

In women, hormonal changes at different times in their lives can cause depression or depressive states. Especially pregnancy, postpartum, menopause or their menstrual cycle. One of the most common of these is known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (not premenstrual syndrome).

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Although it is very similar to PMS, it is much more serious and can even lead to suicidal thoughts, irritability, anger, sadness, and physical changes such as swelling or joint pain.

During pregnancy, disorders such as perinatal depression, which can begin during pregnancy and last until after the baby is born, can also occur. It can cause anxiety, extreme sadness, fatigue and problems caring for oneself or the baby.

ARE THERE TYPES OF DEPRESSION THAT ARE UNIQUE TO WOMEN?

Also, when a woman is close to menopause, she may experience so-called “perimenopausal depression”. In this case, the person has trouble sleeping, mood swings, sadness, xxx gratuit, irritability, fatigue, and/or lack of interest in daily activities.

As we can see, there are many changes that can lead a woman to feel depressed. However, the diagnosis must be made by a qualified health professional, as well as the treatment to be followed. However, the support of those close to you is always essential to overcome this affliction.

If you live or share with a depressed person, remember that the best thing you can do is not to take their condition personally or try to overprotect them. Nor should you pretend that it is a temporary situation that can be resolved by simple changes of habit (although these may help). The ideal is to be supportive with compassion and empathy, and also to take care of yourself with the help of professional treatment.

 

 

 

 

THE NEW FORMS OF FAMILY

THE NEW FORMS OF FAMILY

The world is changing. Little by little, the structures that we previously conceived as immovable give way to new ways of thinking and living, which adapt to our reality and modern paradigms. Such is the case of the traditional family concept, which today translates into a completely different version.

Before talking about how family is defined today, let’s think about how it was defined until a few years ago: mom, dad, children and, if anything, a pet. This model was the only socially accepted one, and everything that departed from this was irregular and even bad.

Today, with a little more social maturity, we understand that the family comes in many shapes and sizes. Single parents, divided households (either by choice or as a result of divorce), DINKS, xnxx, etc.

 

WHAT CHANGED?

First things first: one of the reasons why the concept of family changed comes from a change in its social function. A change that has been so slow and progressive over time that it is barely perceptible. Previously, the function of the family was the reproduction and permanence of the lineage. It depends on the time, we are talking about a surname, a skin color or a historical legacy.

However, currently, the function of the family is to be an emotional unit, where sentimental ties are the key to permanence over time.

Under this logic, it is understandable that the modern family puts sentimental happiness above the social structure and effective reproduction, for example, giving space to family structures that are born from homosexual couples not capable of reproducing on their own.

 

THE FAMILY IS NO LONGER PERMANENT

Let us also remember that traditional family concepts were built in societies where people lived statistically much less than now. Medical advances and its extension of the average life make anyone doubt a “Happily ever after”.

So when you think about marriage, even subconsciously, it’s not seen as a definite and permanent point. But, rather, as a current commitment that may or may not change over time. Hence, the fact that prenuptial agreements and other legal clauses that protect the parties in the event of a breakup of the union are very common today.

According to psychology, we no longer necessarily speak of “family” in the singular. But of, on the other hand, “family trajectories”. States that have a beginning and possibly an end because, once again, the family is conditioned by affection. An affection that may or may not last over time.

In a few words, and without so many technicalities, the big difference lies in the freedom to choose and in the search for personal and sentimental satisfaction.

 

THE MODEL FAMILY NO LONGER EXISTS

In the same way that today we say “The perfect life does not exist”, it also applies to the construction of the family. There is no longer a perfect formula or structure of how it should look or function correctly, because the only premise is individual and collective happiness.

The “Mom+Dad+Son” construction today is nothing more than a crude cliché, where before each member occupied a predesigned role. It may sound simplistic, but the basic premise of this whole thing is easily summed up in a couple of words: Do what makes you happy.

 

 

Coalition Speaks Out Against NBC and Sports Illustrated Interactive Bikini Contest

A national coalition of education and advocacy groups in January criticized NBC’s new reality show “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search,” objecting to the soft-porn tone of the program.

The series consists of six, one-hour episodes, airing Jan 4 – Feb. 16, 2005, showing young women competing against each other based on their body shape and size, for an opportunity to be a swimsuit model in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Beyond the now familiar strutting of women in underwear or bikinis before worldwide TV audiences, this program features a reality TV component that encourages viewers to compare, judge and nominate women who “outrate” other women based on their body sizes and shapes.

The coalition objecting to the program is composed of the Girls, Women + Media Project, Mind on the Media, Dads and Daughters, and the National Organization for Men Against Sexism-Boston Chapter.

Third Global Media Monitoring Project
Slated for February 2005

On Feb. 16, 2005, the world’s media will come under scrutiny when hundreds of people in 100 countries monitor gender portrayal and representation in the news on television, radio and in newspapers.

This third Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) will be organized by the Women’s Programme of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). WACC is a global, ecumenical organization which works for human dignity, justice and peace based on the belief that genuine communication is the basis of understanding and co-operation between people of different faiths and cultures. The WACC Women’s Programme works for gender justice by supporting women’s use of communication for their own empowerment and for the development of their communities.

With an even larger number of organizations and countries participating, an extensively revised quantitative and qualitative analysis, its own interactive web site, and national and regional as well as a global reports.

Feminine Hygiene Advertising, PR
Still Reticent, Executive Says

Even though menstrual products have been used since ancient times and are among the most widely advertised products in the world, the companies that manufacture them remain extremely conservative in the language they use in advertising and public relations for these products.

Journalism Grads See Little Improvement
in 2003, 2004 Job Market, Survey Says

Fewer job offers, higher unemployment rates than the national average, and low salaries lagging behind increases in the cost of living characterize recent journalism and mass communication graduates’ job-seeking experiences.

The annual survey conducted by Lee Becker and Tudor Vlad, director and assistant director, respectively, of the Cox Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia, found that only half the degree recipients in 2003 landed jobs in the broad field of communication, a finding not seen since the recession job market of 1991-1992. The median salary earned by degree recipients has remained flat for the last three years: $26,000.

Collection of poems about family, love and women

Courage
My life has changed since I found me
A new life begun at a turning point
Time to move forward to see what the fates
Held in store for my life.
I learned to grow meant to take a chance
Find a dream that had yet to be born
Learn to stand on my own feet
Amazed at how strong I truly am.
Found the courage to change my life
Live the dream that has been bottled up inside
Take the chance to experience love again
In the arms of a generous, loving man.
Time has passed and I have learned much
Never to forget to trust my instincts
The little voice we have inside us is never wrong
Love led me to where my heart belongs.

Copyright 2002 Becca Kauffman

I Disguise My Pain
It’s dark and lonely. I’m sad and scared.
Everyday the same, and getting nowhere.
I miss the life that I had, the friends and strong will.
Maybe I’ve been wrong. And this is the real deal.
I know there are others, who are in worse shape than me.
But that doesn’t help me none, when it’s my face I see.
On the other side of that mirror, with tears down my face.
Only God would make it better, or take me out of this place.
I disguise my pain, so I understand your suprise
But if you look close, you could see it in my eyes.
I laugh at your jokes, and at times sing you a song.
I wipe away your tears, and tell you that you’re wrong.
You say that life is bad, I’m there to assure you it will be alright.
Inside I’m trying to believe that, truly with all of my might.
I wake each day, for one reason alone.
Though I slowly feel like I’m turning to stone.
I guess we all feel this way, every now and again.
I just wish that my dying inside would come to the end.
I disguise my pain, so I understand your suprise.
But if you look close, you could see it in my eyes.

Anonimous
I Disguise My Pain

It’s dark and lonely.  I’m sad and scared.
Everyday the same, and getting nowhere.
I miss the life that I had, the friends and strong will.
Maybe I’ve been wrong. And this is the real deal.

I know there are others, who are in worse shape than me.
But that doesn’t help me none, when it’s my face I see.
On the other side of that mirror, with tears down my face.
Only God would make it better, or take me out of this place.

I disquise my pain, so I understand your suprise
But if you look close, you could see it in my eyes.

I laugh at your jokes, and at times sing you a song.
I wipe away your tears, and tell you that you’re wrong.
You say that life is bad, I’m there to assure you it will be alright.
Inside I’m trying to believe that, truly with all of my might.

I wake each day, for one reason alone.
Though I slowly feel like I’m turning to stone.
I guess we all feel this way, every now and again.
I just wish that my dying inside would come to the end.

I disguise my pain, so I understand your suprise.
But if you look close, you could see it in my eyes.