Depression During Menopause - FemHealth.net
Depression During Menopause - FemHealth.net
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Depression
 
Depression During Menopause - FemHealth.net

Depression

Feelings of sadness can be normal, appropriate and even necessary during life's setbacks or losses. Or you may feel blue or unhappy for short periods of time without reason or warning, which also is normal and ordinary. But if such feelings persist or impair your daily life, you may have a depressive disorder. Severity, duration and the presence of other symptoms are the factors that distinguish ordinary sadness from a depressive disorder.
menopause and depression

Depression, or irritability, which is a significant change in mood for an extended period of time associated with loss of interest in usual activities, sleep and eating disorders, and withdrawal from family and friends.

What causes Depression?

Depression can be produced by a great variety of factors. However, when women approach menopause, the main cause can be easily found: hormonal imbalance. The fluctuation in estrogen levels produces changes not only in body functioning, but also in mental health. Click here to read more about the causes of depression when approaching menopause.

As unbalanced hormonal levels are the most common cause for depression when approaching menopause, you should take a look at the following article which explains properly what steps to take for controlling depression.

Which are the best ways to cope with Depression?

Three levels of approaches can be considered for treating Depression:

(1) Lifestyle changes,
(2)
Alternative approaches and
(3)
Drugs and surgery.

The safest way is to start with the least risky approach and go on to the next level only if it is necessary. Click on treatments for depression and learn about these three excellent approaches.
 
 
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