Depression Among Women on Oral Contraceptives by BodyLogicMD If you’ve been feeling blue lately, you may want to think twice before refilling your birth control prescription. New research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that all types of hormonal contraception come with an increased risk of depression. A 14-year, nationwide study looked at one million … Continued
Six Tips to Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder by BodyLogicMD Cold, gray days with fewer hours of sunlight are known to spark feelings of the ‘winter blues’ or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), especially among women. Along with sadness and depression, symptoms such as extreme fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, seeking isolation, irritability, and even sugar or … Continued
I have many women who come to see me for bio identical hormone therapy while on SSRI antidepressants like Prozac and Lexapro. It seems that women who have not been depressed prior to menopause and not on antidepressants prior to menopause will consistently be able to gradually get off their antidepressants. This occurs because estrogen, … Continued
Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: I’ve been much moodier now that I’m in menopause. Is this a real problem for most menopausal women? I can’t seem to figure out if it’s just in my head or if I’m really emotional … Continued
It’s estimated that about 19 million American adults suffer from depression. Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that, if left untreated, can cause a wide range of health challenges and interfere with your everyday life. According to Pittsburgh bioidentical hormones expert Keith Wharton, M.D., Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Pittsburgh, the key to effectively treating the depression is identifying where the problem is stemming from in the first place.
A recent study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry gives new meaning to the hackneyed expression: you are what you eat.
Before rushing to the anti-depressants, consider that your depression may be caused my a hormonal imbalance and natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help.