Although there are a lot of women who go through menopause with flying colors, there are some women that would feel depressed and unable to cope with the changes in their bodies. Symptoms of depression during menopause would include sadness, loss of vigor, loss of interest in most things, loss of concentration and attentiveness, lack of self worth, loss of self-confidence, extreme restless and irritability, insomnia, loss of appetite and thoughts of suicide. If you are one of those women who are having so much trouble coping with the changes in your body, you should make it a point to
Being Happy All the Time is Hard to Accomplish Because It Would Make Life Absolutely Unbearable Life is funny. The funniest part of life is that sometimes, when you don’t expect it, it’ll kick you in the gut and then help you up. No one can experience an entire lifetime without going through the entire gamut of emotion. Of course, we all remember the times when we were unequivocally happy, but it’s the times when we’re on the edge of desperation that can bring back the most vivid of recollections. Not only do they remind us of our humanity, but
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Some say that parenthood can be one of the greatest joy and accomplishments in a persons’ life. I cannot say that I do not agree, but then again parenthood can also be a nightmare for the unprepared. Postpartum depression can affect many mothers. This depression can occur from the moment of birth, and up to the first year of post pregnancy. It is a horrible disease; mainly, because it is so misunderstood and misdiagnosed. If gone unnoticed post partum depression can possess the power to have a fatal result; however, it can also steal away the precious moments; the bonding
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My Husband’s Battle is My Battle I met and married my husband over 16 years ago. Some people like to say that their spouse is the same today as the day they married. For me, this is simply not true. Over the span of our lives together my husband has gone through a lot of changes, some good and some bad. I can honestly tell you that the man I married over 16 years ago is still the man I love, but he is different now. Of course everyone changes and grows, but the most recent changes have been significant enough
5 Easy Steps to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant One of your biggest enemies if you are trying to conceive is depression. Studies show that keeping a positive outlook on life boosts your fertility and helps you get pregnant. Here’s why: How does depression affect fertility? Research shows that depression affects the hypothalamus that helps regulate our hormones. This triggers a negative response in a woman’s body that affects her ovulation and fertility and even the subsequent implantation of the egg once it reaches the uterus. Sadly studies show that even women who have no history of depression, often
Depression is a known medical condition which many people suffer from. Some people have just mild depression once in a while, others just have occasional mood swings, while still others have more severe and chronic forms of depression. There are many different ways to treat depression symptoms, including the use of antidepressant prescription drugs, changing the foods you eat to improve your nutrition levels, and using natural remedies such as herbs. One of the most well known herbal remedies used successfully in treating depression in St. John’s wort. Another herbal remedy which can work well to treat depression symptoms is
When I first wrote ‘My Husband’s Battle with Grief and Depression’ I was at a point where I was doing okay other than the fact I was consistently worrying about my husband. I ended the editorial by concluding that things were getting better, and they were. But I have since discovered that the yo-yo ride of emotions was not over and I am now beginning to wonder if it ever will be. To recap, my husband is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who lost his mother last year. He has consistently struggled with depression since her death. In retrospect,
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For those who don’t have summer all over the year and from time to time experience depression in the period of long nights and tiny days. Here are ten ways to cope with winter (or any other kind of) depression: 1. Choose the softest armchair in your flat/house/office (if the situation is serious, kick the boss out of his place), comfortably place yourself in it, close your eyes… and scream 2. Don’t be a snob and finally buy that unnaturally expensive bar of Swiss chocolate, on which you used to look woth admiration and sweet feeling in your mouth –
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Depression in parents of takes a great toll on their infants and toddlers. The greatest impact obviously occurs when the parents is the prime caregiver, most often the mother. The attitude and behavior of the parent affects the child’s behavior as a young child and throughout the following years of his life. The sketch of a depressed parent is one who is occupied with his or her own cares and leaves little room for the needs of the child. This parent may be reserved or detached from the child, failing to respond to his cries. They may also fail to
While You May Not Be Able to Change Your Circumstances, You CAN Avoid the Burden of Depression With financial woes hitting more and more families, not only throughout the U.S., but literally worldwide, anxiety levels, as well as huge personal loss, have increased dramatically at the same pace. This could easily lead to unprecented levels of depression. Even if we, ourselves, don’t come to that dark place, having knowledge and resources to help others is invaluable. Depression can have many causes, of course. Some are hereditary factors, past or present abuse issues, serious illnesses, chronic pain, certain medications, etc. But
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