It’s pretty much a commonly known fact that more women suffer from depression than men. Well, at least we can say that more women ADMIT to suffering from depression and occasional blue moods than men, if that counts for much.
Herbal depression treatments have become an increasingly sought after remedy to ward off bad moods and volatile mood swings, because traditional medical depression treatments simply have too many side effects, and in some cases are even a risk for dependency.
New research is suggesting that not only do women suffer form depression more than men do, but they also are increasingly suffering from anxiety disorders as well. According to the latest numbers, women are at least twice as likely to suffer from anxiety and anxiety disorders than men. Is this a sign of the times?
Are women pressed to feel like they are super women, doing the whole career and home making thing? Or are men just more chilled and laid back naturally than women are about their duties in life? I’ve seen examples of both actually. I think that generally, as a women, we do tend to take like a little more seriously than men, and also to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be perfect in every aspect.
We could do ourselves well to learn from the way men don’t take some things as seriously. Now don’t get me wrong, there is plenty that men could learn from us as well! Not only are herbal remedies for depression and anxiety booming, but anti anxiety medications like Xanax are booming as well, and many of the people buying these things are women.
Are women just more likely to seek treatment for emotional disorders like this, or is it truly something that we women are just genetically more predisposed to? I think myself that it’s a combination of the times we live in and the natural predisposition of women to try to be perfect.