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Signs And Symptoms of Depression in Women ( Momimhar posted on January 16th, 2014 )

As a first time mom, sometimes I am overwhelmed with the things going on around the house especially with the chores and all.  I can’t catch up most of the time.  And it makes me feel irritable and crabby.  I want everything to be done in one day!  But how can I do that?  I am not a superwoman.  My husband said I have to take it easy.  One step at a time and I’ll get things done.  I know he wants to help me and wants me to be stress-free.  But I can’t help thinking about so many things.

There are times I feel down and blue.  No cheer or motivation at all.  When it happens, my little one is affected.  Then I feel guilty at times.  Am I depressed?  Here’s what I found about signs and symptoms of depression in women.

The symptoms of depression in women are the same as those for major depression. Common complaints include:

  • Depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Feelings of guilt, hopelessness and worthlessness
  • Suicidal thoughts or recurrent thoughts of death
  • Sleep disturbance (sleeping more or sleeping less)
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lack of energy and fatigue

Honestly I tell you that motherhood and parenting can be exhausting and depressing.  But if you allow the reasons to overcome you, definitely depression will get into you.  Me?  I just hope and pray that I will be able to handle what is going one right now in my life.  So much stress!!!  Help me God!

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