Some health conditions can throw a woman’s hormonal system out of balance. This can lead to issues with their menstrual cycle and their mood. In reverse, some women can have mood disorders that relate to their menstrual cycle and mood. Symptoms associated with depression or anxiety are common during these times. Women can report not feeling like themselves.
Women commonly experience menopause when they reach a certain age. Not all women experience menopause and some women experience symptoms stronger or earlier than others.
Many common symptoms of menopause are physical in nature, such as the well know “hot flushes”. Many of these symptoms, such as anxiety and irritability, are psychological in nature. These symptoms can be exacerbated when menopause comes on suddenly or unexpectedly.