Depression during menopausal transition: a review of treatment strategies and pathophysiological correlates.

@article{Frey2008DepressionDM,
  title={Depression during menopausal transition: a review of treatment strategies and pathophysiological correlates.},
  author={Benicio N. Frey and Catherine Lord and Claudio N. Soares},
  journal={Menopause international},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={123-8}
}
It has long been recognized that women are at a higher risk than men to develop depression and that such risk is particularly associated with reproductive cycle events. Recent long-term, prospective studies have demonstrated that the transition to menopause is associated with higher risk for new onset and recurrent depression. A number of biological and environmental factors are independent predictors for depression in this population, including the presence of hot flushes, sleep disturbance… CONTINUE READING