Can hormone therapy ease my emotional problems during menopause?
While there is growing evidence to suggest that hormone therapy can relieve emotional symptoms, HT alone is not effective in treating more severe depression. Antidepressant drug therapy and/or psychotherapy may be necessary.
What are some other options for dealing with emotional concerns during this phase of my life?
In addition to antidepressant therapy prescribed by a doctor, the following suggestions may help you lessen some symptoms of depression:
- Exercise and eat healthy.
- Engage in a creative outlet or hobby that fosters a sense of achievement.
- Seek emotional support from friends, family members or a professional counselor when needed. Stay connected with your family and community. Nurture your friendships.
- Take medicines, vitamins, and minerals as prescribed by your doctor.