Looking after your emotional health through the menopause
Posted on 28th November 2023 at 09:28
A Guide to Psychological Well-being During Menopause
Today, I'm shining a light on the emotional and psychological aspects of navigating menopause, offering guidance and support for nurturing mental well-being during this phase of life.
Understanding Emotional Changes
A lot of people talk about hot flushes and night sweats that can affect women through the menopause. However, it isn't just about physical symptoms; it's a journey that can significantly impact mental health. Fluctuating hormone levels can contribute to mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and even depression for some women.
Strategies for Emotional Wellness
Managing Mood Swings
Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to stop the mood swings and help with to calm the rage and irritability.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can also help. This involves talking to a trained therapist to help you deal with these symptoms.
Recognising Depression and Seeking Help
Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed could signal depression. It's crucial to seek professional help if these feelings persist or interfere with daily life.
Navigating the emotional roller coaster of menopause can be challenging, but by acknowledging and addressing these changes, women can take proactive steps toward maintaining positive mental health.
It may well involve using HRT or CBT or even a combination of both.
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