Menopause Mood Changes Videos includes videos by the North American Menopause Society explaining mood changes women may experience such as sadness and irritability.

Menopause Moods

Is there an association between menopause and moods?

In Menopause FAQS: Your Health After Menopause – 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 (NAMS) explain:

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“A. Most women make the transition into menopause without experiencing depression, but many women report symptoms of moodiness, depressed mood, anxiety, stress, and a decreased sense of well-being during perimenopause”.

Menopause Depression

What may be an association between menopause and depression?

In Menopause FAQS: Your Health After Menopause – Q. My family tells me that I’ve become moody, and I admit that I sometimes feel blue or short-tempered. Menopause? the NAMS also note:

“A. …Women with a history of clinical depression or a history of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or postpartum depression seem to be particularly vulnerable to recurrent depression during perimenopause, as are women who report significant stress, sexual dysfunction, physical inactivity, or hot flashes”.

Menopause Mood Changes Videos

What is the latest video in the NAM’s Video Series-2019?Menopause Mood Changes Videos

In Video Series-2019 the NAMS explain:

“In this latest video, What You Need to Know About Mood During the Menopause Transition, Dr. Shapiro interviews Dr. Pauline Maki, Past-President of NAMS and professor of psychiatry, psychology, and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois in Chicago”.

Menopause Moods Pattern

Menopause Mood Changes VideosHow may I Look for A Pattern with menopause moods?

On page two in Mental & Emotional Health: What Can You Do To Help Your Mental & Emotional Health the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health explain:

  • “Keep a diary to help clarify:
    • Your symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress
    • The things that trigger feelings of distress
    • What creates positive or negative thoughts for you”.

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:

Menopause Mood Changes Videos

  • “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”.

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Last Updated: 16 December 2019 – Last Revised: 16 December 2019
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