cold depression...

Depression is called a cold of the mind because it can be as common as a cold. Being a housewife, when a housewife suffers from depression because of the social environment or conventional wisdom that she is in, it is called housewife depression.

For modern people, suicide or impulsive crime due to worsening of depression has become a frequent occurrence, and the damage from depression is not small.

△ Cause

Depression, which can be easily cured if treated early and can reduce the physical and mental pain of the patient, is a mental disorder characterized by insomnia, loss of appetite, fatigue, loss of libido, and low motivation. do.
Because women are physiologically vulnerable, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth, which receive hormonal nutrition, the incidence rate is 1.5 to 2.5 times higher than that of men. In addition, the feeling of emptiness that children feel as they grow up and become independent, and pessimism about their own situation compared to her husband, who has an active social life, are also factors of depression. In particular, women, including housewives, are given socially and culturally different roles from men, and thus are psychologically vulnerable.
Most of the causes of housewife depression can be divided into genetic factors and psychological factors.
If there is depression in the family, the incidence rate is higher than if it does not, and psychological factors include failure, bereavement, conflict between fathers and mothers, and discord with husband.

△ Symptoms

Symptoms are not significantly different from those of general depressive disorder.
Depressed mood, loss of appetite, insomnia, memory loss, etc., and in particular, various physical symptoms appear due to the tendency to suppress one's thoughts.
Mental symptoms include persistent feelings of depression, anxiety, emptiness, hopelessness, guilt, helplessness, lack of motivation, lack of interest in anything, or thoughts of death.
Insomnia, fatigue, agitation, loss of appetite, weight loss, headache, indigestion, chronic pain, delusions, and hallucinations may also appear.

The treatment and prevention

Depression gets better in about a month after receiving treatment, so it is important to find out if you have depression early and get accurate treatment.
As for the treatment of depression, adjustment disorder or dysthymia can be improved only by counseling about thinking style or personality, that is, psychotherapy, but depression accompanied by physical abnormalities requires drug treatment, electroshock treatment, and cognitive therapy.
Depression usually lasts for about 6 months, and 50-60% of cases recur within 1 year if not treated properly.
Therefore, even after symptoms improve, you should continue to receive drug treatment for 3 to 4 years, and once you get depressed, it is good to continue treatment for 5 years or more.
In order to prevent depression, it is important to get rid of the feeling of isolation above all else.
It is important to have conversations with family members, such as reminding them that they are precious people, and for mild depression, it is a great help just to tell someone your inner feelings.