Women Are More Vulnerable For Depression

Submitted By QQjiang
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Have you ever suffered depression? I believe that everyone verily had experienced the different level of depress emotion in our lifetime. Have you ever noticed that women are more vulnerable to depression and anxiety? Indeed, according to the research, depression is about twice as common in women as in men, with about 1 in 4 women suffering from depression at some point during her lifetime. I would like to list the reasons that why women are more vulnerable about the depression and anxiety. First of all, from the physical standpoint, women have more dramatically physical change in their life than man. It is interesting to notice that before adolescence, rates of depression are about the same among girls and boys. Things begin to shift between the ages of eleven and thirteen. There is no doubt that adolescence is a time characterized by dramatic physical changes for women, and it is easy to imagine that this tumults transition may render adolescent girls more vulnerable to depression. Not only the adolescence divides the difference between man and woman, from the other research indicated that as many as 25 percent of women suffer from depression during either after pregnancy or postpartum period. This is the result of that dramatic physical changes happened to them. As we all know woman has the reproductive hormones, particularly estrogen. Hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle can cause the familiar symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, such as bloating, irritability, fatigue, and emotional reactivity. As well as the women may be at increased risk for depression during perimenopause, the stage leading to menopause when reproductive hormones rapidly fluctuate. Secondly, from the psychological standpoint, women are more prone to depression and anxiety than man. First, in common sense, women are more emotionally prone to anything. Why it becomes like this? “The male brain experiences an acid flush about three months into gestation damaging the corpus callosum, or intermediary between the two hemispheres. This makes women more prone to bounce around between hemispheres, and men more prone to focus cognitive energy to areas of the brain consistently.” Besides this biological distinguish between man and woman, also, woman needs to facing many life changing and potentially stressful transforming events; during this span of years a woman pursues her education, career, marriage, childbearing and child rearing. Those changes provide the emotional context within which depression may take hold. Addition to this, because the combination of psychology stressors and hormonal problem that makes woman so vulnerable to depression. During the period that woman has dramatically physical changes, while it also leads the psychological changes at