Some communities face particular mental health challenges because of their age, gender, or circumstances. When trying to manage, prevent, or treat that particular mental health problems, it is essential to consider the special mental health concerns of various societies.
Childhood is assumed to be about snails, snips & puppy dog tails, yet it’s not ever such a cheerful time of life. About 05% of children ages 9 to 17 have major distress, and many of these children continue to struggle with distress as adults. Between 20 to 40 percent of those who fight with major distress develop bipolar disorder within 05 years of reaching adulthood. Among teens ages 15 to 17, young women have depression at double the rate of young men.
Women are also likely than men to become stressed. About 12 % of women and about 7% of men have signs of depression. Researchers aren’t sure how to describe the difference or whether there actually is one because men are believed to underreport depressive symptoms.
Pregnant Women & New Mothers
Pregnant women who become stressed are at risk of giving birth early to infants with a low birth weight. These women are also more likely to smoke and addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Use of antidepressant treatment by pregnant women carries risks, too & these disadvantages must be weighed against the benefits of using them.
Giving birth doesn’t always solve depressive symptoms. Postpartum depression is characterized by headaches, insomnia, gloominess and ill humour. If this mood persists longer than 2 weeks or if it is especially severe, medical consultancy is required.
Men’s perceptions of what is or is not manly may keep them from seeking aid for distress or another mental health issue. Men often show concern that an insurer may publish their mental health treatment to their current or a future employer. They may feel embarrassed of having a weakness, may deny an issue exists, or simply may not identify their symptoms as being troublesome. Sometimes men erroneously decide that no one can help them. Of course, anyone who male or female—who considers pride in being self-reliant might have the same hesitation to seek treatment.
Some people wrongly believe that depression goes hand in hand with ageing. Even doctors can fail to diagnose depression in an older patient or may have a difficult time classifying out whether a patient is depressed or is suffering from the signs of an illness or the side effects of a medicine. Of course, an old aged man may be sorrow for a lost friend or spouse and feel distressed for a time, but this suffering should be temporary. If the man remains depressed for more than a few weeks, intervention is called for.