Menopause is a difficult time to go for many women and sometimes it's accompanied by a menopause depression syndrome.
Menopause does indeed pose the woman
1 - The problem of an aging body, with all possible somatization;
2 - The problem of intercourse may become painful or, at best, only cause more satisfaction (although many women in menopause do not present major sexual disorders);
3 - Finally, the problem of the relationship with the younger acutely highlights the time that has passed.
Although hormone replacement therapy is essential if there is no indication-cons, but in cases of menopause depression, this simple treatment is not enough. You must add one psychological care and sometimes antidepressant treatment.
It should be noted that this passage is much easier than harmony, both psychic and sexual was the rule before this time with the spouse.
Symptoms of menopause depression
Character disorders often occur: emotionality, irritability or aggressiveness real and even hostility.
Sadness is constant: the woman is pessimistic, disgusted ("why bother?"); Disinterest, even for members of the expensive famile may exist.
Anxiety is often quite important.
Fatigue is constantly referred to.
Of course, sex is either accepted with indifference, or sources clashes with the spouse.
Insomnia in the middle of the night is very common.
The psychological care by the gynecologist and the doctor is essential. We must explain to the patient why its symptoms, listen, understand.
The administration of antidepressants should be made to the effective dose quickly and be extended several weeks or even several months to stop by gradually decreasing doses.
Improvement begins to be felt towards the end of the first month of treatment.
hormonal treatment without cons-indication will usual replacement therapy.
We must point out that American researchers (University of Pittsburgh) have identified 19 chromosomal regions, some alleles of genes may be involved in various mental illness such as menopause depression.
George Zubenko and colleagues identified a small region on chromosome 2 (2-q) containing a gene CREB1 some mutations are associated with a greater risk of depression among women in particular.
An assumption has been made by these researchers
The proteins encoded by these loci may interact with sex hormones.
This would explain the greater vulnerability of women during certain hormonal changes (menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause)
This discovery opens the way for treatments that are more effective depending on the genotype of the patient.
(American journal of medical genetics in July 2003)
menopause depression should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the installation of a state that will be difficult to cure.
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