Tag - depression

12
May

Relief for Menopause Mood Swings

Q: I’ve just started perimenopause, and my mood swings are driving me crazy! I’m happy as a lark one minute…mad at the world the next…and then so sad that I’m weeping over cat-food commercials. How can I stay on a more even keel? A: Mood swings are one of the top complaints from women who …

22
Apr

Fast Food Diet Linked to Depression

A studyof 8,964 Spanish adults found that frequent fast food eaters were 40% more likely to develop depression than those who avoid burgers, pizza, and similar fast foods. This comes after another study showing a positive dose/response relationship between the amount of trans fat eaten and the risk for depression. In the same study, olive …

7
Aug

Psychological Changes During Menopause

When it comes to mental health, menopause gets a bad rap. It is true that women who are depressed before menopause, or who have had premenstrual or postpartum depression, sexual dysfunction, are physically inactive or who have a lot of hot flashes are at more risk for depression as they enter menopause. But women who …

10
Sep

Menopause and Your Mental Health

In honor of September is Menopause Awareness Month, today’s blog is on Menopause and Your Mental Health. I’m sure you know women who reach menopause and tip into a mental mess. Estrogen usually gets the blame; levels drop in the years leading up to menopause – the perimenopause – and those lower levels of estrogen …