Why do women get depress easily and how do I overcome it

Singapore
February 9, 2007 3:06am CST
Hi, i want to know how do I overcome myself from depression. I cannot help myself feeling not appreciated by what ever i have done over & over again
5 responses
@bethmt (419)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I'm not sure why women seem to suffer from depression more; it could be because we tend to be more of the caregivers in society or because of hormone fluctuations or a whole myriad of other reasons. But I know what you're saying about not feeling appreciated. The key though is to give yourself your own validation and not be looking for the validation of others. Sure it's wonderful to be appreciated but unless you believe in yourself, all the praise and appreciation in the world doesn't really matter. Take care
• Singapore
10 Feb 07
U right we women will always be a candle. We light other life but get ourself burn at the end of it.
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
hello. i have suffered from depression for over a decade so i can't really give you an answer because i haven't overcome it yet. i am, however, coping. i'm doing much better these days because i found a local support group and it gave me comfort that i'm not alone. how long have you had depression? if it's longer than two weeks, perhaps you should talk to a doctor already. my friends insists that i should go to a doctor but i don't have the money for it yet. most of my friends (from the support group) are diagnosed and they take meds, and they function better with it. you could also try talking to a therapist if you can afford it. i hope this helps.
• Singapore
10 Feb 07
Hi thanks for the advice. I dont think i have the money to go the therapist yet. But it helps to know that i am not alone. I have seen a doctor once but he told me that i was stress and supposed to take things easy.
@abhiquest (580)
• India
9 Feb 07
I think its something which is because of our age old tradition. Traditionally women had been dependent on men to earn a living and they had been doing home related activities. They had been not much concerned about outside world and thus they get worried about uncertain situations and circumstances.
• Singapore
9 Feb 07
I think i have been brought up in a rather traditional way. That is why i am feeling depress about myself now. Well we are expected to be superwomen nowadays. With Job, household chores, caring for the children.
• Pakistan
9 Feb 07
Well I really think you need to change your perspective and you can do that by believing in yourself and increasing your self-esteem. Just be proud and happy with what you have done and things will work out.
• Singapore
9 Feb 07
Well I always try my best and give the best to those around me but ...... Sometimes i think i should only think of myself but i cannot do that. Now what i do is to take everything one step at a time. I just wish i can be strong so that things will not go deeper and deeper to deep shXX. Sometimes i blame myself for not being strong enough.
@besthope44 (12146)
• India
21 Oct 10
Most time, its my work..with ontime deliveries and work loads. I try to divert mind on music and i feel better. We need to manage depression, as it is part of life in busy world. But if we concentrate, we can manage it. I does it through my yoga, listening music and going out on vacation.