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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there mood disorders only women get?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sort of: All major mood disorders occur in both sexes with a slightly higher percentage in women. A form of depressed mood that only occurrs in women would be pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder which occurs starting a week before menses. This is classified as being different from being "pre-menstrual" the other disorder would be depressed mood related to menopause.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Also, mood DO related to Contraceptive pill.
Jul 26, 2012
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Not Really: While depression is more common in women both genders can certainly get it. In the past they used to speak about women being more likely to show their depression through sadness & men through anger. The incidence of bipolar disorder is equal for both genders.
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Estrogen progestero.: Both sexes get depression and both kind unipolar and bipolar kind the expressions are different due to hormones .Also the sex ss also sit on serotonin receptors which are happy juices so as we age the sex juice goes down so does the happy juice . Pregancy mentrual cycle and menopause have the same impact , boys have same cycles , but no physical signs to go with it but they have menopause too.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Mood: Ones associated with the menstrual cycles, called premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Also post-partum depression.
May 27, 2015
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
There are : Probably the most common one that comes to mind is premenstrual dysphoric disorder which is like severe PMS. Since only women have a period only woman can suffer from this.

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Can women get mood disorders from menopause?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Many studies show that lower hormones can lead to depression and anxiety in women going through menopause. Speak with your physician about HRT or consider bio identical hrt. I have watched women improve their life, health and mood with bhrt.

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