Many women often ignore or brush off signs of depression. Please do not ignore it
The menopausal symptoms occur due to the response to physiological and hormonal changes within the body with depression being just one of them.
It is important to also be aware that depression is also common in people who are experiencing perimenopause as well as those who are postmenopausal.
There any many causes leading to depression during menopause, however in most cases these effects are due to the decrease in oestrogen levels.
Falling oestrogen and progesterone levels can trigger mood swings that make you less able to cope. Some women experience more negative symptoms than others affecting their daily lives and their ability to function and get through the day.
No matter the severity, depression during menopause can be very uncomfortable.
If you find yourself experiencing these symptoms please do not suffer in silence!