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Experiencing persistent sadness?

Depression affects more than 264 million people worldwide. Common symptoms include persistent sadness and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities, poor sleep and appetite; tiredness and poor concentration. It contributes greatly to many other illnesses and the effects can be long-lasting or recurrent and can dramatically affect a person’s ability to function and live a rewarding life.

Statistics show that it affects women twice more than men and tends to have different contributing causes in women than it does in men. Contributing factors include reproductive hormones, a differing female response to stress, and social pressures that are unique to a woman’s life experiences. While the diagnostic description of depression is the same for both men and women, women not only subjectively experience their depression differently, but it also objectively looks different than men’s depression. Women tend to report a greater number of symptoms and greater severity of symptoms.

Some experts believe that the higher chance of depression in women may be related to changes in hormone levels that occur throughout a woman's life. These changes are evident during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, pre and post natal period or just before menstruation. Learning to cope with negative emotions or low motivation will help to stop yourself from being pulled into the pits of sadness. Join our GROW YOUR EQ Free NLP-EQ Webinar at (16 July) and (17 July)

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