Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

How can perimenopause or menopause cause mood disorders, such as depression or anxiety?

Dr. Amin discusses how perimenopause or menopause can cause mood disorders. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Some women can have serious bouts of depression and anxiety as they go through perimenopause and into menopause because of the intense hormone changes during these stages of life, according to the Office of Women’s Health (OWH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The hormonal changes women experience can cause various symptoms, according to Premier HealthNet physicians, including:

  • Acne
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain

Along with the hormones themselves, these symptoms can lead women to feel depressed and anxious.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how perimenopause and menopause can cause anxiety and depression.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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