Antidepressants and menopause Factsheet

Changes to individual’s moods, emotions and state of mind during the perimenopause and menopause are extremely common; it is often the primary reason menopausal people first go to see their doctor or nurse. Is low mood during the perimenopause and menopause the same as depression? Can taking antidepressants help this type of low mood and/or treat other menopausal symptoms as well? This factsheet explains the relationship between your hormones and your mood, and outlines what role antidepressants should and should not have in treating mood changes in those who are perimenopausal and menopausal.

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Antidepressants and menopause Factsheet
Dr Louise Newson

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Dr Louise Newson

Dr Louise Newson is a GP and pioneering Menopause Specialist who is passionate about increasing awareness and knowledge of the perimenopause and menopause, and campaigns for better menopause care for all people.

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