Do you know? It has been estimated that nearly twice as many females as males can develop depression and also certain related disorders at some or the other phases of their life.

Certain unique biological, cultural and also psychological factors present in women, can increase the risk of depression significantly.

As a woman, you can certainly have plenty of things to handle such as family, profession, coping up with certain instinctive concerns like menstruation, pregnancy, and also menopause.

In addition to all these issues, you have one more aspect that is depression which you would face at some or the other phases of your life.Depression

Instinctively, the female body itself can be influenced by several biological and psychological factors which can greatly contribute to development of depression in women.

This can be mainly due to certain hormonal and related factors which can alter the mood through various stages of your life. Some of those most important factors which can mostly contribute to depression in women can mainly include:


Before you would certainly reach your instinctive stage of puberty, you will commonly share similar rates of depression as that of men, but after puberty this gender disparity in depression and their related disorders can certainly takes place in your body.

Premenstrual stage!

Most of you might be quite aware of all those physical and emotional changes that can usually occur before your menstruation phase. Some of those changes can mainly include breast tenderness, anxiety, irritation and also severe headache. These changes are actually considered as symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

For most of you, this condition of premenstrual syndrome and its related symptoms can be minor and also affects you for a short period of time. But, in certain rare cases a very small percentage of females can usually suffer with severe and also disabling mood related symptoms which can mainly affect their personal as well as professional life.


During pregnancy, your body can actually experience many hormonal changes. These changes can greatly affect your mood and in certain rare cases it can also trigger depression during your pregnancy, most precious stage of your life [Stress during pregnancy].

Certain other factors which can increase risk in women during pregnancy can include lack of support in their social life and marital conflicts. Even certain previous episodes of depression can also increase your risk of experiencing depression during your pregnancy [Postpartum depression in women].


The chances for you to experience certain mood related disorders and depression can be at peak levels during this particular transition stage of menopause or perimenopause, at which your body hormone levels can alter erratically [Causes of menopause].

These are the most essential biological factors which can significantly contribute to cause depression in women. So, try to be more careful during these particular stages of your life. Try to find out all possible ways to stay away from all mood related disorders including depression and try to practice them in order to lead a wonderful healthy life.