Theoretical Paper

A few theoretical and practical aspects regarding depressive symptoms associated with menopause

Author: Ofelia Popescu
Private Practice, Bucharest, Romania

Depression and anxiety are strongly influenced, for the majority of people, by circumstances and also by hormonal structures. Researchers found that during menopause, women are more exposed to depression if they have a poor sleep and are less exposed if they have a job. Divorce, the death of the spouse and the loss of job are other factors that contribute to the obvious emergence of depression for menopausal women.

Keywords: menopause, depression, the role of estrogen, perimenopausal period, comorbidity