Before and after menopause, mood changes may be more common than we realise.

Meno Martha and Menopause Mood ChangesIn Sexual Health & Menopause Online: Causes of Sexual Problems – Depression, Mood Swings, Anxiety the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) elaborate on:

“In studies, mood changes have been observed in up to 23% of peri- and postmenopausal women. Additionally, symptoms of anxiety—tension, nervousness, panic, and worry—are reported more frequently during perimenopause than before it, regardless of whether symptoms of depression are present or not”.

In Menopause Treatment: Mood Changes the NHS Choices (National Health Service England) explain:

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“Some women experience mood swings, low mood and anxiety around the time of the menopause. Self-help measures such as getting plenty of rest, taking regular exercise and doing relaxing activities such as yoga and tai chi may help. Medication and other treatments are also available, including HRT and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)”.
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In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Menopausal Symptoms: Anxiety and Stress the British Women’s Health Concern elaborate on:

“Anxiety and stress are common reactions to everyday life. The menopause is not necessarily a stressful time but it occurs during midlife when you may be dealing with other life challenges, such as parents’ ill-health or bereavement, adolescent children, children leaving home (or not leaving home), or work demands. Having hot flushes and night sweats can also be stressful, and being anxious and stressed can make hot flushes more difficult to deal with”.

In Going Mad In Perimenopause? Signs and Solutions: Seek Support the (NAMS) explain:

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“Don’t try to diagnose and treat yourself; you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about reaching out for help. By evaluating symptoms as well as personal and family history, the appropriate health professional can provide expert relief recommendations. Remember, medication for depression is most effective when used in combination with counseling or psychotherapy. Adopting appropriate strategies can help you achieve a happier, healthier future”.

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