Menopause Mental Health FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) explains why we may experience symptoms of moodiness, anxiety, depression, irritability or stress.
What is mental health?
Can our mental health change?
Menopause Mental Health
No. In Menopause FAQs: Menopause Symptoms – Q. My family tells me that I’ve become moody, and I admit that I sometimes feel blue or short-tempered. Menopause? the North American Menopause Society explain:
What may cause menopause mood changes?
In Mental Health & Emotions: Depression, Anxiety & Menopause the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health elaborate on:
Menopausal Hormone Therapy
May menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) be beneficial in improving mood?
One of the points of consensus in the Revised Global Consensus Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Section A: Benefit/Risk Profile of MHT – endorsed by seven menopause-related organizations – published online 20 June 2016 is:
- “MHT may be beneficial in improving mood in early postmenopausal women with depressive and/or anxiety symptoms. MHT may also be beneficial for perimenopausal women with major depression but antidepressant therapy remains first-line treatment in this setting”.
Health Care Provider
On page one in Menopause and Depression: Recognizing Depressive Symptoms and Depression the NAMS explain:
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