Compared to men, women are twice as likely to develop depression. The new research focused on a hormones that organise stress responses in mammals found females are more responsive to it. Women have a stronger genetic predisposition to developing depression. Women are generally more involved in relationships than men since they are more emotional and sensitive. So relationship problems are likely to affect them more and so they are more likely to get attacked by depression.

Compared to men, women experience much more fluctuation in hormone levels that are associated with symptoms of depression, it can occur at any age. It kills your energy, hope, and drive, makes it difficult to do what you like to feel better. And for women, its more complicated by many factors – from reproductive hormones to social pressures to the female response to stress.

5 treatments to overcome it:

1. Exercise 

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Doing exercise on a daily basis helps in curing depression. Exercise not only increases blood flow to the brain, it releases endorphin, the body’s very own natural antidepressant. It also releases other neurotransmitters, like serotonin, which lift mood.

“Exercise stimulates the release of many of the brain chemicals thought to be in low supply when someone is battling depression,” explains David Muzina MD the founding director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Mood Disorders Treatment and Research.

2. Get enough sleep

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The key to successful treatment of depression is treating the insomnia. Sleep therapy may helps in curing your depression faster. Kelly Glazer Brown, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and director of the behavioral sleep program says that Sleep is quite involved in mood regulation; there are a lot of changes to the brain in areas related to sleep, both structure and functional

3. Challenge your own thoughts

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To overcome your depression you should challenge your own thoughts. When you identify a negative thought that occur to you frequently, argue with it. Always challenge the accuracy of your thoughts. Try to be positive every time.

4.Pets

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Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people depression. Dogs in particular can reduce stress, anxiety and ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health. Caring for a dog can help children grow up more secure and active or provide valuable companionship for older adults. Perhaps most importantly, though, a dog can add real joy and unconditional love to your life.

5. Understanding your problem

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For curing your depression you may consult a doctor or psychiatrist. If you associate your symptoms with weakness or character flaws, it’s no wonder you hesitate to discuss them. Its is a serious illness, with specific medical strategies for managing it.

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