Menopausal Depression

Menopausal depression is characterized by feelings of sadness, fatigue, mood changes, difficulty in concentrating, lack of motivation and other related emotional states due to menopause, a time when a woman’s menstrual period stops. The hormonal changes during this stage may influence brain chemicals which in turn, impact moods. Moreover, menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, disturbed sleep, and night sweats may also negatively influence feelings. Clinically, the symptoms of depression are persistently experienced for at least two weeks.

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