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Women and Mental Health - Warning Signs and Treatments!

Mental health has a significant impact on many aspects of women's lives. Relationships,

self-esteem, productivity at work, and even physical health may be impacted.

According to research, there may be a link between certain mental health conditions

and physical conditions like heart disease and digestive problems.

Clinical depression is a severe mental health disorder that affects many people.

According to Google, there are more than 10 million cases of clinical depression each

year in India. And in women, regardless of their age difference, teenage girls

experience issues with their appearance that may develop into unhealthy obsessions

with weight and appearance and result in psychological eating disorders like bulimia.

Pregnant women also experience pre and post-natal depression. And menopausal

women over 50 may experience mental health problems as a result.


According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, women and men can experience the majority of the same mental disorders and conditions but may exhibit different symptoms. Several signs include:


● Misuse of alcohol and/or drugs

● Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits

● Appetite and/or weight changes

● Decreased energy or fatigue

● Excessive fear or worry

● Seeing or hearing things that are not there

● Extremely high and low moods

● Aches, headaches, or digestive problems without a clear cause

● Irritability

● Social withdrawal

● Suicidal thoughts


Orlandohealth.com provides the five recommendations below to help you feel

better mentally:


● Get at least 15 minutes of sunshine daily, which is shown to boost vitamin D

and elevate your mood.

● Spend half an hour in nature whenever you can. Whether on a park trail, a

riverway, or the beach, nature boosts well-being.

● Take a short trip, exploring what's in your local area. Experiencing a change of

scenery can provide much-needed stimulation and reduce anxiety.

● Unplug from devices. Turning off and/or leaving behind your smartphone, tablet, and laptop halts messages' constant flow and interruption and can bring

relaxation and real-life reconnection.


According to montarebehavioralhealth.com, there are three different types of

treatment for women's mental health,


● Inpatient Mental Health Treatment

● Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

● After-Care Mental Health Treatment

Inpatient Mental Health Treatment:


● When a patient needs help and is unable to process the outside world, inpatient

treatment is provided. This occurs when they check themselves into the facility

to recover. Where the expert offers them the necessary counseling and

treatment to aid in their recovery from the trauma and aid in battling their

demons.


Outpatient Mental Health Treatment:


● When a woman can't escape her responsibilities but still needs professional

assistance for a mental health condition, this treatment is available. Most

patients are engaged in employment, education or are bound by obligations

that they cannot release.


After-Care Mental Health Treatment:


● Even after receiving the necessary treatment, they still require assistance or

support from the specialist; this assistance may not be as frequent as the first

two treatments, but sporadic counseling is beneficial and is where after-care

treatment comes into play.


Today's world demands that you maintain your emotional stability, making mental

health education essential and erasing its stigma necessary. And since today's women

have so much on their plates, finding an outlet by seeing a specialist might be helpful. If

we see a loved one in need, we should be the ones to suggest that they seek assistance

or take steps to do so. When you need to confide your feelings, we at Project C can be

----------- Ketaki

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