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Things You Need to Know About Depression and Women

Depression is a medical condition that can creep into any aspect of life. Serious depression can affect how you feel about life, how you think about your relationships with others, and how you navigate through even the smallest of daily activities, like eating or sleeping or heading into the office day after day after day.

Compared to men, women are more likely to experience this medical condition. Likely, this prevalence is related to certain biological, hormonal, and social factors that are unique to the way that women lead their lives.

Don’t let anyone tell you that depression isn’t a medical condition. While it can be common, depression is a serious mood disorder. As research continues to unfold, there are certain factors that may play a role, like genetic factors, biological indicators, environmental effects, and psychological aspects.

For most people, depression isn’t something that you can “take off.” It sticks around. It lingers. It can affect every little thing. Having depression and being diagnosed with depression also isn’t a sign of weakness or mean that there are any flaws in your character or who you are.

Individuals around the world have found solutions for their depression through treatment. If you think that treatment could help you manage the depression you may be feeling in your own life, call your primary care doctor and make an appointment with Harrington’s Behavioral Health Department. Often, this first phone call you place in asking for help can be difficult, but know that it’s leading you in the right direction.

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