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!


6 responses

  1. Sofia says:

    Half of my 2013 was spent on depression. I did not have any suicidal thoughts though, but I did think I should just leave, go somewhere where no one knows me. It is tough, specially when you have little kids and they depends so much on you. Thankfully I was able to turn it around (getting a kitty really helped).

    Just breathe. Easier said than done, but BREATHE. Been there, you’ll get through it.
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  2. Kelli Avery says:

    It’s great to know the signs, so someone can get help, or so you can help someone else. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Nova S says:

    there are times that we don’t know we are having depression due to weather and also other things, i just hope everything is okay.
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  4. chubskulit says:

    I hear you Mare, try having two who constantly bickers, they will drive you insane. Hang on and your hubby is right, take it easy.

  5. Jhady says:

    I get a little depress sometimes but I can easily get over it. Don’t have those symptoms listed too. Sometimes house chores and parenting can be stressful but I usually look at the brighter side. My hubby is seldom home and I do all the house chores and raise my 3 sons by my self most of the time and I am also babysitting another baby. It can be stressful when I don’t have enough time to finish the chores but my hubby always reminds me to do it one at a time. Cheer up sis, house chores can be a form of exercise or bonding time with your kids 🙂
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  6. I’ve been through this stage in my early 20s and had to take some anti-depressant. Glad I got over it.
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