Every January 13th, the world comes together to raise awareness of the importance of problem solving depressiona disease that affects millions of people World. On this International Depression Day, it is important to highlight how this condition especially affects during menopause.
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According to statistics, depression affects women more than menand manifests itself in unique ways throughout life. It’s important to understand how biological, social and psychological factors They come together to shape this experience.
DommeA company specializing in menopause research and treatment reports alarming data: the risk of developing depression is increasing. 2–5 times higher during menopause.
Symptoms in numbers
menopauseAlthough this is a natural stage in a woman’s life, it brings with it a number of physical and emotional changes. As a result decreased estrogen productionhormones responsible for emotional balance, women become more vulnerable to suffering from emotional and psychological imbalance.
This hormonal decline can lead to various symptoms: from sadness and anxiety to mood swings pronounced. A recent Domma study of over 8,500 women concluded that more 50% feel anxiouswhile almost 50% report feeling sad. Other symptoms found include stress, irritability, mood swings and fatigue.
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The relationship between the physical signs of menopause, such as hot flashes and insomnia, and increased risk of depression emphasizes the need to address not only symptoms, but also their emotional and hormonal roots.
Symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia and sexual problems, significantly increase their risk of depression when they are noticeably affected. However, Domma co-founder Mireya Roca emphasizes how important it is to not buy into these signals and Look for solutions.
Depression and menopause
One of the most alarming aspects is that, according to research, the risk of depression during menopause increases by 2-5 times. It’s connected with influence of estrogen in the central nervous system, regulating stress hormones and happiness neurotransmitters.
Reducing these levels directly affects mood, causing women to feel sadder, lonely, frustrated and lacking vitality and energy. The emotional impact of menopause worsens physical symptoms typical for this stage.
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Uniting in the face of adversity
It is important to approach menopause with positive outlook and banish the stigma associated with it. Sharing experiences with friends and colleagues who are going through the same physical and emotional changes can help help normalize and positivity menopause. However, it is important to seek professional support if symptoms are persistent, intense or disabling.
The Domma team also emphasizes the importance take a holistic approach for well-being during menopause. Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, take healthy habits and manage anxiety and stress levels They are key elements to avoid sudden mood swings.
On this International Depression Day, we remember that depression during menopause is a reality that affects many women. Let’s raise awareness, share experiences, and seek holistic solutions to address both physical and emotional symptoms.