• perimenopausal depression

    Perimenopausal Depression in Women with More Variable Levels of Estradiol and Lower Progesterone Levels

    Women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms during the menopause transition.  It has long been suspected that falling estrogen levels play a role in triggering the onset of depression; however, if all women experience [...]

    Hormone Therapy May Prevent Depression in Perimenopausal Women: But What Are the Risks?

      Multiple studies have demonstrated that the menopausal transition is associated with a 2- to 4-fold increased risk for clinically significant depressive symptoms. There have been several studies suggesting that hormone therapy may improve depressive [...]

    In Brief:  Traumatic Events in Childhood and Adolescence Increase Risk for Perimenopausal Depression

      Previous studies have indicated that depression during the perimenopausal transition is associated with various risk factors, including previous history of depression, poor physical health, and more severe perimenopausal symptoms.  A recent study (reviewed here) [...]

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