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Can a hormone imbalance cause headaches anxiety and depression?

Can a hormone imbalance cause headaches anxiety and depression?

Definetely: Hormonal changes can affect all women with migraine and most women experience an increased frequency of migraine attacks around the time of menses. Menstrual migraine is triggered in susceptible women by fluctuating estrogen levels, usually a decrease in estrogen level just prior to menses. Hormonal changes can also cause sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, mood changes and irritability. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can depression be caused by undiagnosed hormone imbalance?

Can depression be caused by undiagnosed hormone imbalance?

Depression: Possible, especially around end of menstrual cycles, is if female with hormone changes related to illness involving reproductive organs. ...Read more

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Can depression cause hormonal imbalance?

Can depression cause hormonal imbalance?

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: cortisone, ACTH. There are also changes in hormones related to bone maintenance and food metabolism. A related point: thyroid hormone deficiency can cause depression. ...Read more

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Which type of hormonal imbalance causes depression?

Which type of hormonal imbalance causes depression?

Neurotransmitters.: Sometimes neurotransmitters in the brain (like dopamine, norepinephrine & serotonin). Thyroid hormones and male and female hormones can also contribute to depression. ...Read more

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Could a hormonal imbalance cause midcycle bleeding & worsen gad/depression? Is it worth having my levels checked?

Could a hormonal imbalance cause midcycle bleeding & worsen gad/depression? Is it worth having my levels checked?

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 starting. Then you need guidence from someone skilled in helping to obtain hormone balance. Depression is very often ass. With hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Anxiety caused due to harmonal imbalance? Or depression either?

Anxiety caused due to harmonal imbalance? Or depression either?

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 an exam is always recommended so we don't miss organic issues. Plus your Physician will be knowledgeable about SSRIs and other medications that can greatly help with mood disorder. They should also recommend assessment by a Psychologist. ...Read more

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I have bouts of depression but I get over it. Is it possible that its not depression but an hormone imbalance due to the contraceptive implant in my a?

I have bouts of depression but I get over it. Is it possible that its not depression but an hormone imbalance due to the contraceptive implant in my a?

Possible : Depression has many causes-- it can run in families, it can be caused by hormonal imbalances ( not just estrogen/progesterone) but also thyroid and vitamin d, as well as some variations that are caused by the change of light. There are also social and psychological causes. Whatever the cause, if you feel down for two weeks, or feel like hurting yourself, definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was told that I had Tactile Defensiveness years ago. I'm now 33 w/anxiety, depression, epilepsy and hormonal imbalances. What do I treat first?

I was told that I had Tactile Defensiveness years ago. I'm now 33 w/anxiety, depression, epilepsy and hormonal  imbalances. What do I treat first?

Complex: "Tactile Defensiveness" is not a formal diagnosis but might be a good description of a behavioral state. First-to-treat depends on severity. Usually, if depression is suicidal then that has first priority. If not, seizures usually have first priority first unless stable and rare. The main goal is to keep you out of trouble - treating highest risk first. ...Read more

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Are there some chemical relationships between the hormones that cause anxiety and autoimmune disease that is not related to depression hormones?

Are there some chemical relationships between the hormones that cause anxiety and autoimmune disease that is not related to depression hormones?

Challenging question: It will require some reading on your part. Here are some references. www.apa.org/monitor/dec01/anewtake.aspx www.Mnwelldir.Org/docs/immune/psychon.Htm psychoneuroimmunology. A harvard www.Altjn.Com/perspectives/stress.Pdf stress and psychoneuroimmunology revisited: using mind-body interventions to reduce stress ... ( brain and spinal cord). Stress can also be an internal sensory. ...Read more

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Can a women who's 60, have had a hysterectomy still experience hormonal imbalance or is it just depression/ my mom can be snippy w/me quite often.

Can a women who's 60, have had a hysterectomy still experience hormonal imbalance or is it just depression/ my mom can be snippy w/me quite often.

Either: Both genders, no matter what age, can have hormonal imbalance. Likewise, both genders can experience depression. There are laboratory tests to help determine which is the problem. Consult your primary care physician or OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Do I have a hormonal imbalance? I feel significantly more depressed before my period, start to have suicidal thoughts & relapse on self-harming.

Do I have a hormonal imbalance? I feel significantly more depressed before my period, start to have suicidal thoughts & relapse on self-harming.

Suicidal thoughts: You MUST set up an appointment with a Psychologist. Your suicidal thoughts and relapse requires very important discussion with the Psychologist. All should go well but after just one visit. ...Read more

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How to know if I have depression, anxiety, cfs, or just hormones?

How to know if I have depression, anxiety, cfs, or just hormones?

Hormones: I recommend you have labs to check your hormone levels, and have a good history and physical exam with a doctor experienced with these issues. You may very well have symptoms from several things at once. ...Read more

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How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal

How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal

Hi. : Hi. You might start by talking to your gynecologist. She or he can check your hormones and get an idea of whether you are perimenopausal. There may be things that the gynecologist recommends that could help your symptoms. After a thorough evaluation, your gynecologist might recommend a psychiatric assessment. Perimenopause can definately lead to mood changes in some women (to included both depressed mood and anxiety). ...Read more

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Can hormone replacement therapy help with anxiety and depression?

Anxiety/depression: Forget hormones for now - please see a Psychologist about your concerns. You don't mention your gender but I assume you are a woman! In that case you should also see a Gynecologist as well. ...Read more

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I have high cortisol levels. What does this mean? I am in perimenopause and have been tested for my hormone levels. A recent saliva test showed I have high cortisol levels. I have been suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia. I am under going

I have high cortisol levels.  What does this mean? I am in perimenopause and have been tested for my hormone levels.  A recent saliva test showed I have high cortisol levels.  I have been suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia.  I am under going

High : High cortisol levels should be confirmed and further evaluated by an internist or endocrinologist. Salivary testing is not mainstream and could be misleading. Stress can result in elevations of cortisol but these will usually suppress with Dexamethasone (this is part of the further testing). ...Read more

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During about day 6 of my cycle and day 14. I have sever anxiety and depression it is becoming quite debilitating. I have been told it is not hormonal?

During about day 6 of my cycle and day 14. I have sever anxiety and depression it is becoming quite debilitating. I have been told it is not hormonal?

Talk to gynecologist: The symptoms you describe are often caused by hormonal changes, particularly when they occur at regular times in your menstrual cycle. Your gynecologist can help you with this and treat your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more