Psychological Function and Menopause

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 Psychological Function and Menopause
For many years, a decline in estrogen at the time of menopause was associated with an increased risk of depression, anxiety and other mood disturbances.

   There are many possible reasons why a woman may experience  symptoms such as these at midlife and beyond.  Fluctuating hormone levels can affect the level of neurotransmitters (chemical substances in the brain) known to regulate moods in the brain. Disruption of normal sleep patterns associated with estrogen decline can lead to chronic sleep deprivation and mood symptomatology.  Menopause can be a time of great change for women in both their internal and external environment. It can be a time of great joy or great distress. 

What will help? 

It is important to recognize the symptoms  of clinical depression and seek appropriate help.  Some natural substances that may help are:

  St. Join's Wort helps  to stabilize the mind's mood's control.  St. Join's Wort also improves mental alertness and mood.      

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Psychological Function and Menopause

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