New scientific methods of detecting and treating perimenopausal depression

According to scientific reports, it is well-known that most women suffer from increased risk of perimenopausal depression during their postpartum whereby the hormone levels changes and the effect is associated with depression which is linked to perimenopause. This is known or referred to as the time right before menopause kicks in when female hormones start to decline. This perimenopausal on the other hand remains under-determined and more so still clinical recommendations remain on way to diagnose and cure this one of a kind depression. This has been a major blow to women as until recently women have been suffering from this depression without a cure and right treatment until now.

Nevertheless, according to Journal about Women’s Health, it explains about an institutional panel of clinicians and scientists who were allocated by National Network on Depression Centers Women, The North American Menopause Society, and the Mood Disorders Task Group who were endorsed after some months by the International Menopause Society. According to this three institutions, after endorsement, the scientist and clinicians were able to come up with way on how to treat this type of depression and also for the first time published the first-ever evaluation, treatment, and guidelines for this perimenopausal depression.

However, according to doctors the root causes of this perimenopausal depression is hard to detect.  Nevertheless, women who are experiencing reduced energy due to night sweats and most probably loss of sleep are some major symptoms of this type of depression and so, treating the hormones is the best option. Alternatively, if a woman previously suffered from depression then having one of this depressive episode is not surprising hence In case that an antidepressant therapy is an effective way to reduce this depression.

However, Maki elaborated that for common women with the menopausal symptoms most of the time these symptoms may not meet the criteria involved in the diagnosis the depression and more so experience depressive symptoms may be a sign of a major breakdown to perimenopausal depression. Maki, however, spoke to the news reporters and assured them that currently the released guidelines are objective and working perfectly as far as this depression is concerned.

Katie Ford

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