Everyone feels sad or anxious every once in a while, but chronic or severe feelings of depression, hopelessness, or anxiety may indicate a serious mental health issue. Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders disrupt your everyday activities, impacting your ability to work and to relate to family and friends.
Research has found that women are about twice to three times as likely to suffer from mood disorders as men. Mood disorders in women are often linked to imbalances of hormones brought on by gynecological conditions, such as menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause.
If you’re experiencing depressive symptoms, it’s important to bring your concerns to your gynecologist. Mood disorders can usually be treated with hormone therapy or a combination of medication and psychological therapy. Your gynecologist is committed to listening to your questions and concerns and providing you with compassionate and respectful care so you can live a fulfilling life. Learn more about mood disorders and treatments in the links below.