Menopause occurs when your ovaries significantly decrease in the amount of estrogen production, the hormone that controls the reproductive cycle.
You may already be familiar with the common symptoms associated with menopause like hot flashes, weight gain, and insomnia. However, the mental and emotional symptoms of anxiety, depression, and mood swings can be equally disturbing.
How is menopause and depression linked?
Diana Bitner, MD shares the correlation between depression and menopause.