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Menopause

Depression & anxiety

08/04/2008

Question:

I feel sure that the menopause has brought on my depression all the women I speak to say that HRT has sorted them out and they feel great I have tried different HRT and it has not helped I just do not understand why it has not helped my mood can you help? I so want to be back to my old self and get on with my life I feel as though I am going round in circuls and nobody can help I am told to put up with the way I feel as there is nothing that can be done.

Answer:

If your hormone therapy has not improved your depression, you may want to see a counselor.  Depression occurs at midlife just as it occurs at any other time of life.  It may have just been a coincidence for you that it occurred at your menopause.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati