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Can Menopause Cause Depression
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
I have been through menopause at the age of 21 I am 33 no hrt..Has this caused me to be deep into depression and develop anxiety?
Could contibute toit: You need to see your gyn and a psychiatric doctor so they can treat you together as you would prob be a candiadte for hormones and an anti- depressant if you are not already on one or u may need a different one, no reason to suffer. ...Read more
Is there any evidance that low estrogen ie in or after menopause cause a person to feel unhappy /depressed even while having a good life?
Menapause & depressi: Women going through menapause may develop depression. On the other hand most women going through menapause do not develop depression. Both conditions can develop independently. Most women who become depressed are not going through menapause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Mood swings, mood changes, depression and lack of energy are all signs of perimenopause. Sometimes this is due to decreases in metabolism, decreased activity, decreased libido. Sleep disturbances, or lack of sleep can contribute as well. Exercise, at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular at least 5-6 days a week can help. Sometimes women start on an ssri to get through these changes. Consult md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hot flashes will: Tell you.Get a more detailed answer ›
Menopause/depression: The timeframe around menopause is associated changes in hormone functioning, and depression is not an uncommon. Typically the relationship between these two elements is that depressive symptoms are associated with menopause, or can be an outcome of other health issues directly related to menopause (I.e., significant sleep disturbance that increases symptoms of depression). Be well. ...Read more
May not be possible: It may not be possible to make that differentiation. Your best bet would be to have the depression treated - if your physician feels that your depression has been well treated and your back pain resolves, then the back pain may be attributed to depression. Otherwise, if you are early post menopause, that may be the cause. If your symptoms are severe, see a spine specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Drugs and menopause: You can certainly speak to your provider and discuss this issue. You need to be able to define the problems menopause is challenging you with. Menopause cannot be treated, however, many of the uncomfortable effects can be managed. It appears that you are taking your medication to assist you with sleeping. There are drugs that may better target your depression and still help with sleep. ...Read more
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
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