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Friday, June 24, 2011

DEPRESSION IN WOMEN

                In this era  of tension in every field of life , women are unable to cope up with the familial , work , household work and person relation binded by a thin thread .
         In Indian culture particularly house wife's are suffering like anything , No one is there is to listen to them particularly in rural population , or in very higher social classes.
         Every matter related to any field goes to grey matter, and when there is no solution , the women undergoes in the phase of Depression.

The main causetive factors are :
  • Stressful event in life
  • Childbirth ( if abnormal )
  • Cuclothymic personalities
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Acute or Chronic Physical illness
               The Depression occurs most often in 10 to 15 % of the population. Women are most common sufferer , the male to female ratio is approximately 1:2. It mainly occur in women of rural area ,but affects all social classes ., irrespective of age group , but much more common in old women < 65 years of age .
The main Symptoms are :
  • Impaired concentration
  • Change in appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Decrease in Sexual drive
  • In appropriate self blame
  • Psychotic features
  • Recurrent throught of suicide or death.
    Before giving a label to a women to be depressive Doctors usually exclude :
  1. Parkinson's disease
  2. Myasthenia gravis
  3. Hypothyroidism
  4. Dementia
              Unfortunately enough there is no Investigation , by which we can reach to a final diagnosis of Depression ??
             The treatment is mainly Psychological., or if the disease is severe anti depressents or SSRIs are often used .
             The main thing to thik about by the society in general and thinking minds that to access the suicidal risk, if so immediately hospitalization is required.
           Depression is curable , provided drug to be given regularly , giving inadequate dose or stopping therapy is dangerous. 
           The close relation must give moral boosting and increase the self confidence. , that is quite sufficient to avoid depression and underling patho physiology ., hence forth old age homes also take the old or young , men or women maximum time to boost up their morale. Prevent the disease by keeping the atmosphere of house smooth , avoid certain things , as generation gap will increase this disease and make a commitment that we have to help such of our family members.

5 comments:

  1. Women are not to speak or express in high and rural societies , hence this will happen.Indian culture for women to treat her as a second class citizen is a worse mentality leading to Depression.

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  2. Prof. Willium , JKJuly 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Depression in post menopausal women is very common , In my city women , want to take help of HRT and our friends also suggest them for youthfulness , but I never prescribe such drugs. As you suggested counseling is the best method with the co operation of patient.
    A nice article.

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  3. Prof. Willium , JKJuly 5, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Depression in post menopausal women is very common , In my city women , want to take help of HRT and our friends also suggest them for youthfulness , but I never prescribe such drugs. As you suggested counseling is the best method with the co operation of patient.
    A nice article.

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  4. Depression in india , a good article. In my view because of majority of women population lives in rural / semi urban areas., the hormonal imbalance and loneliness leads to DEPRESSION.
    Am I right Dr. raghav

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  5. Your article on Depression is very nice , it is quite common in post menopausal women . I do not know , Why the women are not taking it a natural phenomenon.

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