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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.

6 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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  6. True north learnings will make you come out of your troubled past and help you to lead the present happily. Teaches you the positives and negatives of you and helps you select your goals correctly in your future days of life.

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