NPR recently featured a story about mood and anxiety issues in perimenopause. I have seen this play out many times with mom patients: women who have a history of depression and/or anxiety see a spike in symptoms during the perimenopausal period. There is often a “perfect storm” of factors at play–at the same time as moms are experiencing physical and hormonal changes their children are often leaving the nest, which represents a profound identity shift. It’s so important that we pay attention to moms during this significantly vulnerable time in their lives and offer them the therapeutic support they need!
Mood and anxiety in perimenopause
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