Depression during perimenopause: the role of the obstetrician-gynecologist

  title={Depression during perimenopause: the role of the obstetrician-gynecologist},
  author={Greta B. Raglan and Jay Schulkin and Elizabeth A Micks},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
Depression in women is more common during perimenopause (the transition to menopause) than at other times in the life cycle. Symptoms of depression may be different in perimenopausal women compared to younger or older women, and are often dismissed as part of normal menopause. This is an expert narrative review. There are several evidence-based screening modalities which can be integrated into routine women’s health visits, and can facilitate distinguishing between depression and normal… 

Acupuncture: A Promising Approach for Comorbid Depression and Insomnia in Perimenopause

In conclusion, acupuncture is a promising therapeutic strategy for comorbid depression and insomnia during perimenopause and Neuroendocrine modulation is likely to play a major role in mediating those effects.

Efficacy of mind-body therapies and exercise-based interventions on menopausal-related outcomes among Asian perimenopause women: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and synthesis without a meta-analysis.

Exercise-based interventions and mind-body therapies improve quality of life, menopausal symptoms and depression but not hot flashes, and long-term exercise- based interventions is effective in managing depression.

Exploration on the Improvement of Cognitive Function and Inflammatory Response in Perimenopausal Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment by Self-Prepared Ningshen Prescription

Ningshen prescription can effectively prevent the continued development of cognitive dysfunction in perimenopausal patients with MCI, delay its natural course, and can improve the patients' ability to perform daily activities and improve their TCM symptoms.

Female Reproductive Dysfunction

A complex interplay among integrative centers (hypothalamus and pituitary) and the effector (ovary) open to a new perception of the mechanisms controlling the reproductive axis.

The important roles of microRNAs in depression: new research progress and future prospects

By summarizing and analyzing the research literature in recent years, it is found that some circulating miRNAs can be potential biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of depression.

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In conclusion, acupuncture is a promising therapeutic strategy for comorbid depression and insomnia during perimenopause and Neuroendocrine modulation is likely to play a major role in mediating those effects.

O olhar do profissional da Atenção Primária sobre o cuidado à mulher climatérica

Com o objetivo de discutir a perspectiva de profissionais de saúde sobre o cuidado às mulheres no climatério na Atenção Primária (AP), foi realizada pesquisa-intervenção por meio de oficinas com uma

Terapia de reposição hormonal no climatério: uma revisão sistemática

Normalmente as mulheres atingem a menopausa após 12 meses de amenorréia devido à falência ovariana. Nesse ínterim, ao lado da menopausa tem-se o climatério, que é um período marcado por intensa



The Obstetrician-Gynecologist's Role in Detecting, Preventing, and Treating Depression.

A framework for depression management within busy obstetric gynecology settings using new integrated care models for mental health is provided.

Depression during the perimenopause: A meta-analysis.

The unique symptom profile of perimenopausal depression

Mood profile at these two different life stages were differentiated based on lower levels of depression symptoms and tension-anxiety, and increased levels of anger-hostility, fatigue-inertia, and sleep disturbance in the perimenopausal women as compared with the childbearing group.

Affective syndrome during perimenopause.

Depression and midlife: are we overpathologising the menopause?

Optimal management of perimenopausal depression

  • B. Parry
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International journal of women's health
  • 2010
The optimal management of perimenopause depression also requires attention to the individual woman’s psychosocial and spiritual well being.

Sex Hormones and Mood in the Perimenopause

Although depression is not a uniform accompaniment of the menopause transition, in some women, age‐related changes in ovarian estrogen production may alter central nervous system function and predispose them to develop depression.

What factors determine whether a woman becomes depressed during the perimenopause?

Education is required for both general practitioners and for women regarding the individual risks of psychological distress during perimenopause, as well as the knowledge of the life factors which the authors know to be protective.

Major depression during and after the menopausal transition: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

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