How to Get Rid of the Depression Trap

Women are more likely to suffer from depression than men.

The representatives of the beautiful sex are trapped in depression three times more often than the male half of the poopulation. This has its logical explanation based on the psychological, physiological, and situational aspects of life as a woman. Thankfully, there are ways to help alleviate the stress — and improve women's wellbeing naturally. 

The Psychological Reasons

In depression, our viewpoints will be skewed by our situations. In the same situation, men and women look at things in a completely different way: from a man's point of view, something could be completely normal, while for women, it could be catastrophic.

A man is more prone to a negative assessment of events; he has a low self-esteem, and often suffers from guilt, even without a visible occasion.

Women live with their feelings, they depend on foreign opinion and suffer seriously if something in their home is not right. Moreover, women's natural aspirations to constantly analyze their sensations leads to the fact that they often make a terrible diagnosis that further aggravates their condition.

Physiological Factors

Human psychological resistance is directly related to the activity of serotonin-energy systems: if serotonin in the central nervous system is small, it undermines psychological resilience and makes man unprotected against unfavorable events.

For women, the activity of these systems is twice as low as in men. This reduced "reserve of strength" is also a biochemical cause for the development of depression in ladies.

In addition, during a lifetime, the female organism has been subjected to hormonal changes (for example, during pregnancy or climax), and this leads to the occurrence of specific types of depression not known to men.

Dealing with Depression

Depressive disorder should be given the necessary attention as the body in this state needs immediate help.

First of all, we need to learn to change our attitude towards situations. When a person has a problem, his focus is only on him, and he can hardly see the different options to solve it and draw on his available resources. Therefore, defocusing from the problem is the first necessary step to overcome it. Such defocusing can be achieved by various methods and techniques. In order to find the best way for you, it's a good idea to seek the help of a psychotherapist who will help you make the decision.

For prevention of depression, it is also necessary to stimulate our own serotonin-energy systems. This can be achieved with something as simple as more frequent sunshine. The solar beam, falling on the retina of the eye, becomes a nervous impulse that gives the nervous system a command to increase the production of serotonin. In the absence of sunlight, using artificial light — though not so intense — also helps to deal with depression.

It is desirable to regularly use products, contributing to the preparation of serotonin and containing vitamin E, B vitamins, and folic acid, all of which are necessary for the reinforcement of the nervous system.

Another means of combating depression is ekoterapiyata, also known as communing with nature and physical activity. Psychologists recommend that people suffering from depression are more likely to visit parks and gardens to make picnics. 

Research shows that communing with nature in 90 percent of cases improves mood. The same goes for physical activity. In many cases, only practicing physical activities or sports is enough to exit the trap of depression.

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