Major depression affects up to 25% of women over their lifetimes, and women around the world have twice the prevalence of depression than men. Usually, a person is diagnosed with depression if they experience either depressed mood or loss of enjoyment in typically pleasurable things, along with symptoms such as:

  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Changes in sleep and activity
  • Lack of energy
  • Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
  • Problems thinking and making decisions, or
  • Recurring thoughts of death and suicide

Women suffering from major depression may also experience anxiety or, in severe cases, psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations.

The following resources are provided to you as you pursue and progress through treatment:

Nutrition and Depression