We all have our good days and bad days – it’s just the way the world works. However, when the feeling of sadness and constant emptiness becomes the order of the day, then it is a sign that you are depressed. According to statistics, women account for 69.2% of the total population of people depressed in Nigeria and this points to the fact that women are more prone to depression than men. Women are emotional beings, and these emotions can, most of the time, get the best of them, leading to depression if care is not taken. So, here’s what we are going to do; we are going to cover all the warning signs of depression so women can know where they stand and what they need to do to get back on their feet. Let’s get to it.
1. The feelings of anxiety, guilt, and hopelessness
The feelings of anxiety, guilt, and hopelessness are very bad feelings to be mounted on one woman, and when you begin to feel this way constantly, it is a big sign of depression. As emotional creatures, women tend to feel a lot of depression and guilt when things do not go the way we expect. Women also experience a lot of fears, worries and anxiety in difficult situations like business deals going sour, failed relationships and a lot of other things. However, when these feelings tend to linger for more than 14 days, depression sets in, which means there is a need for professional help.
2. Change in eating patterns
A change in your eating pattern can mean a lot of things, but it most certainly also points to depression. When a lot of women experience depression, they tend to eat a lot more or even less. When they eat a lot less, they use it as a distraction from the situation. Eating a lot less, on the other hand, means a loss of appetite due to having a bad mood.
3. Not Interested in Anything
Another common sign of depression in women is a loss of interest in the things you normally would be interested in. if you were a social butterfly who suddenly wants to be in isolation, it is a sign of depression. You feel unhappy going out and meeting new people, and sometimes, you fail to see the signs because you do not pay close attention to your feelings.
4. The Feeling of Anger
Women who experience depression always get angry over the most irrelevant situations. They transfer aggression on people, which leads to an outburst. While this might be a sign of anger issues that need to be resolved, it is a sign of serious depression – and this requires professional help.
5. Having constant suicidal thoughts
Things can get difficult, but the thought of suicide should never come to mind. When the thought of worthlessness begins to settle in the mind of women, it fosters the thought of taking their own life, and this can lead to suicidal thoughts. This is why you see beautiful women getting depressed to the point that they eventually take their own life – which should not be the case.
If you are experiencing any of these signs of depression, then you need professional help immediately. You do not have to foster any of these thoughts till they become your reality. You can get your life back in order because you deserve to be happy. Once you start experiencing any of these signs of depression, understand that things can get worse if action is not taken. So, see a psychiatrist, take the necessary steps and get your life back in order.