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can hormone imbalance cause depression and anxiety

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Sure: Yes it can cause all those symptoms.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Depression: Possible, especially around end of menstrual cycles, is if female with hormone changes related to illness involving reproductive organs.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: A common feature of depression is a dysregulation of sex hormones (LH, FSH, testoterone), and the menstrual cycle. There are also the stress hormones: ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ferguson
34 years experience in General Practice
Yes bleed/depression: Hormone imbalance would almost have to be a part of midcycle bleeding, but there many other facters too. Would suggest saliva hormone testing for star ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: absolutely
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,often related to: irritable bowel syndrome, where you get abdominal pain,cramps,diarrhea or constipation.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety & depression: When you're very anxious, your nervous system is essentially in over-drive. It can lead to difficulty relaxing in general, and can disturb your night ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Davies
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Perimenopause can start up to 9 years before your period stops for good. The changing hormones can lead to mood changes (including tearfulness) and a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afreen Pappa
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes.: Dear ktwill, hormone imbalances can cause anxiety for some people. Low levels of Progesterone in women can cause insomnia, anxiety/depression, and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe. : I once had a memorable patient whose mood was very much associated with her blood sugar levels. Her diabetes was not well controlled, and her mood was ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Miller
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Genes, environment: Perhaps 60-70% of the risk of developing anxiety or depression comes from a person's genetic makeup. Over 10 genes are still being investigated as ca ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Withdrawal from estrogen causes the hot flashes of menopause, which are an unpleasant feeling.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That can occur.: If this is happening to you - please let your obstetrician know promptly.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes : Witness what can happen post partum or after or with mensis.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beverly Dexter
24 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Hormones and mood: Yes, hormones can definitely effect mood, thyroid for example. Please talk with your Physician for a complete exam and lab work. For any mood disorder ... Read More
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Dr. Christina Lenk
27 years experience in Neurology
Yes: People with migraines are more prone to depression. Genetically, there is a relationship between these 2 conditions and we see them occurring frequen ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Absolutely! stress can cause you to miss a period, or to have an extra period. The stress hormones can interrupt your normal cycle. Periods should ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I've never heard of: metformin causing anxiety or depression.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Not necessarily: Ovarian cysts are not typically associated with depression and anxiety unless the person is harboring an ongoing and underlying concern and fear about ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause mood changes such as anxiety and depression. Your symptoms should improve when you take thyroid medication. It may take a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Possibly: Low thyroid levels affect every part of your body, including your brain. Depression can occur with hypothyroidism, not usually anxiety, though anxiety ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I not aware of : Add being the cause of anxiety or panic disorders. However, add could certainly co-exist with panic disorder or anxiety disorders.

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