Prevention of depressive symptoms –this is not an expression we often hear. But this is what a clinical study decided to find out. The menopausal transition can be challenging for many women, both physically and emotionally. One of the most common symptoms that women may experience during this time is depression. What is menopause? Menopause […]
Hypothyroidism And Depression
Hypothyroidism, depression and anxiety Depression and anxiety are more common in people with hypothyroidism. Is this merely coincidental? What are the possible reasons for this? When I say hypothyroidism, I am talking about the commonest type, which is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Do people with hypothyroidism and mood issues need different treatment? Do they feel better at […]
Adverse Childhood Experiences And Chronic Disease.
What Are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)? ACEs are adverse experiences that occur during childhood (before 17 years of age) which affect long-term health. These adverse experiences may be emotional, physical, sexual or related to household dysfunction. In this post, I will share a patient’s story and address the following : The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) […]