Category: Depression

Depression

Depression

This widely used term Depression may be referred to as a symptom, a syndrome, an illness, or a disorder. A depressive symptom refers to a temporary, subjective sense of sadness that everyone does experience at one time or another and it may be related to any condition. A depressive syndrome is defined as a collection of [...]

August 22, 2011 More
Depression and pregnancy

Depression and pregnancy

Many women while pregnant or in the period that follows the delivery of a baby may be more emotionally stressed without meeting the criteria for any mental illness. Some of the normal psychological changes include anxiety, mood lability, and concerns about bodily changes and well-being of the fetus. Women are more likely to suffer mood [...]

August 22, 2011 More
Menopause-related depression

Menopause-related depression

While there has not been good evidence to suggest that menopause (no menstrual periods for a year) is associated with any increase in depressive illnesses for those women who have not had any psychiatric problems before, some newer epidemiologic information suggests there is a small increase. The perimenopause, however, those years preceding the final menstrual [...]

August 22, 2011 More