6 Tips to Fight Menopausal Depression

Menopause is inevitable. The only thing that we can change is our attitude towards it. It comes with annoying and uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings. But then, it can also lead to much more serious problems – like depression. Depression can be a result of menopause. The effects that the symptoms can…

The Role of Testosterone Levels in Depression

The Role of Testosterone Levels in Depression

Changes in hormones, especially the sex hormones, can have devastating physical and emotional effects on both men and women. We take the example of menopause in women, where fluctuating hormone levels can cause severe mood swings, emotional breakdowns, and even depression. The common misconception is that this only happens to women, while the truth is…

How to Cope With Depression during Menopause

How to Cope With Depression during Menopause

Menopause is a normal and – for most women – largely uneventful part of life. For some women, however, the menopausal transition is a period of biologic vulnerability with noticeable physiologic, psychological and somatic symptoms. The perimenopausal period is associated with a higher vulnerability for depression, with risk rising from early to late perimenopause and…

Menopause and depression

Menopause and Depression

Depression is a common yet potentially serious symptom of menopause. It entails more than the occasional bout of sadness and, if not treated, can lead to more severe mental disorders and a lessened quality of life. Women are especially susceptible to depression and when approaching menopause are even more so. Women ages 45 to 55…

Link between insulin resistance and behavioral disorders

People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. The reasons for this aren’t well understood, but Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have discovered one potential explanation. Genetically modifying mice to make their brains resistant to insulin, the Joslin scientists first found that…

How to Prevent Depression during Menopause

How to Prevent Depression during Menopause Depression during menopause can be prevented before it has even begun. Menopause is going to happen: like it or not, you cannot change that fact. What you can control, however, is how much it is going to affect your life. More than 70% of women will suffer from signs…