Menopausal irritation and depression starting in the late 40s. Symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, insomnia, and forgetfulness may occur. Even at counseling sites, it is not uncommon to hear about menopausal mental disorders. We will explain the mental disorders that tend to occur during menopause, such as the causes of mental disorders, how old they end, and gender differences.
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What is menopause …?
Irritation and depression during menopause… What are the causes and gender differences? Menopause is the period before and after menopause in which the levels of the female hormone estrogen drop sharply. The mental and physical disorders that occur during this period are called “menopausal disorders,” and it is said that there are many people in their mid-40s to mid-50s.
Men also have “male menopause” (LOH syndrome) associated with a decrease in the male hormone “testosterone”, but this is said to be more common in the late 30s to 50s, and the age range is wider than that of women. In both cases, there are large individual differences in the appearance of mental and physical disorders.
Menopause-prone mental disorders: not only depression, but also frustration and fatigue
On the mental side, in addition to depression and depression, irritability, insomnia, anxiety, impatience, fatigue, forgetfulness, and poor judgment and concentration may also occur. Both symptoms are caused by a decrease in estrogen in women and testosterone in men.
At what age do menopausal mood swings end?
As explained above, menopause is said to end in women in their late 50s, around the age of 55. On the other hand, menopause occurs at a wider age range than women, and it is said that some menopause continues well into their 60s. There are individual differences.
Counseling example of menopausal mental disorders
Even in actual counseling, there are many complaints of mental disorders that are considered to be menopausal disorders. “I used to like going out, but now I hate going outside.” We often receive consultations such as, “I think too seriously and negatively, and my depression deepens and my frustration increases.”
Many people do not realize that these mental disorders are due to menopause. If you have been suffering from mental illness since your late 40s, please take a good look back to see if you have any physical problems. If you have any physical symptoms such as abnormal menstruation, dizziness, hot flashes, hot flashes, palpitations, shortness of breath, coldness, excessive sweating, stiff shoulders, back pain, dry skin, etc., consult a gynecologist to see if you have menopausal disorders. It would be good to be consulted.
How to survive menopause
Women in their 40s and 50s are exposed not only to mental and physical disorders due to menopause, but also to various changes such as changes in family relationships due to the growth of children, changes in lifestyles, and changes in roles required at work. It can be said that it is an age when the mind becomes unstable not only due to hormonal balance, but also due to changes in the environment and position.
Menopause that comes to everyone. Try not to push yourself too hard, find a way to relax, find someone to talk to about anything, and have a good time.