Perimenopausal depression can result in anxiety, depression, irritability and other mood changes, as we struggle to make sense of what is happening to us.
What is perimenopause?
Depending on the Source the definition of perimenopause may vary. In Perimenopause – Fact Sheet: When Does Perimenopause Occur? the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health’s (JH) definition is:
Perimenopausal Depression Symptoms
What are perimenopausal depression symptoms?
In Perimenopausal Depression – An Under-Recognised Entity author, Professor Kulkarni explains:
Box – Symptoms of Perimenopausal Depression
- Low energy
- Paranoid thinking
- Irritability or hostility
- Decreased self-esteem
- Somatic symptoms
- Sleep disturbance
- Weight gain
- Decreased sexual interest
- Problems with memory and concentration
Previous History of Depression, Premenstrual Syndrome, Postpartum Depression
What if I have a previous history of Depression, Premenstrual Syndrome or Postpartum Depression?
On page one in Menopause and Depression: Recognizing Depressive Symptoms and Depression the North American Menopause Society explain:
Menopausal Hormone Therapy
May menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) be beneficial in improving mood?
In Mood and the Menopause: Management the Australasian Menopause Society note:
What is VMS?
VMS can be an abbreviation for Vasomotor symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats.
What is RTCs?
RTCs can be an abbreviation for Randomized Controlled Trials.
Health Care Provider
What if I would like help with menopause psychological symptoms?
In Later Years (Around 50 Years and Over): Menopause and Post Menopause Health – Menopause and Your Mental Wellbeing [+ Video: Menopause Only Affects You Physically!] (Scotland’s) NHS Inform elaborate on:
Who is a GP?
DotS and/or DotC (Depending on the Country) a GP may be a qualified and registered general practitioner, a medical practitioner, a medical doctor or a doctor.
In Depression: How Health Professionals Can Help the JH remind us:
- Depression is common
- It is not a sign of weakness
- It is nothing to be ashamed about
- It can be treated”.
Health Topics A-Z
Where may I find Health Topics related to Perimenopause Depression?
In Health Topics A-Z you may find:
Health Topics A-Z
- Depression and Women
- Hormone Therapy
- Hormone Therapy Videos
- Hormone Therapy and Tibolone
- Menopause Anxiety
- Menopause Blues
- Menopause Depression
- Menopause Irritability
- Menopause Mental Health
- Menopause Mood Changes
- Menopause Mood Swings
- Menopause Psychological Symptoms
- Menopause Self-Esteem
- Menopause Symptoms Pattern
- Mental Health
- Mental Illness
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- 5 Ways To Cope With Menopausal Mood Swings
- Askearlymenopause.org [Ask EM] [+ Video: What Is Early Menopause?]
- Chill Out With the NIH [+ Video]
- Dr.Louise Newson Breaks Down The Menopause & Lisa Snowdon Shares Her Experience | This Morning
- Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences – Women’s Profiles
- Find A Menopause Practitioner [United States and Other]
- Find An AMS Doctor [Australasian Menopause Society i.e. Australia and New Zealand]
- Find Your Nearest BMS Menopause Specialist [British Menopause Society]
- Getting Help for Mental Health
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Explained – A British Menopause Society Video
- Later Years (Around 50 Years and Over): Menopause and Post Menopause Health – Menopause [+ Video: Menopause]
- Later Years (Around 50 Years and Over): Menopause and Post Menopause Health – Menopause and Your Mental Wellbeing [+ Video: Menopause Only Affects You Physically!]
- Later Years (Around 50 Years and Over): Menopause and Post Menopause Health – Signs and Symptoms [+ Video: Talking Menopause With Your GP]
- Later Years (Around 50 Years and Over): Menopause and Post Menopause Health – Supporting Someone Through the Menopause [+ Video: Men Don’t Need To Know About Menopause]
- Menopause Map: Downloadable Resources – My Personal Path Print Tools: Questions for Your Health Care Provider
- Menopause Map: Downloadable Resources – My Personal Path Print Tools: Relaxation Techniques
- Menopause Map: Downloadable Resources – My Personal Path Print Tools: Symptom Tracker
- Mental Health Month
- Stress Management – Video: Need To Relax? Take A Break for Meditation
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health
- Video Series-2019: Mood Changes during Perimenopause
- Video Series-2019: What You Need to Know About Mood During the Menopause Transition
- Video Series-2020: What You Need to Know About Cognition and Mood Changes
- Video Series-2022: Hormone Therapy: Understanding the Risks and Benefits
- Video Series-2022: Perimenopause, Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions
- Videos and Podcasts: Interviews and Podcasts – Interviews: Is Menopause Brain Fog Real?
- Videos and Podcasts: Interviews and Podcasts – Interviews: The Menopause Blues
- Webinar: Perimenopause
- Webinars: Previous – The Early Menopausal Patient
- When Depression Sneaks Up on Menopause