The Connection Between Menopause and Mental Health
October is World Menopause Awareness Month.
An Article from Popsugar.com entitled, Hоw Menopause Affeсtѕ Yоur Mеntаl Health
describes how both menopause and mental health are closely entwined.
If you or someone you love is dealing with both menopause and mental health, this is a great article to read.
Here are a few excerpts from the Popsugar.com article,
“If your menopause seems to be affecting your mental health, talk openly about it with your doctor. Women are more than twice as likely to become depressed. Research shows that they're also more likely to suffer from anxiety. More develop phobias”.
“Sufficient levels of estrogen must be present in the brain if psychic stability is to be maintained. Estrogen's importance to cognitive processing and memory is not a slight matter. It's been discovered that actually buffers the brain's neurons against degeneration.
By the end of the '90s, mounting evidence had begun to show a unique and persistent hormone connection to almost all mental illness in women, such as menopause and depression”.
In Good Health,
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.
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