Why Depression Is The Most Over Diagnosed Condition By Dr Marion Gluck

Many women, especially those who have a demanding career or who are trying to juggle both work and family commitments will have times of feeling low or overwhelmed. These periods can be frightening, especially if a woman is used to feeling positive, in control and living their best life.  Around 19.7% of UK adults have shown symptoms of anxiety or depression, and these mental health issues are shown to be more prevalent in women (22.5% compared with 16.8% of males).  Whilst it is completely normal that everyone has moments that they feel low or down, especially if they are dealing with difficult circumstances or events, it is important to make the distinction between this and depression. The latter is a condition which requires appropriate treatment and is a state of ongoing low mood irrespective of circumstances that can lead to feelings of pessimism, despair and an inability to cope. Those who suffer…

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