More depression reported by women with premature menopause, current HT use
Among a large cohort of Canadian women, premature menopause and current use of hormone therapy were associated with self-reported depression, according to results from a study published in Menopause.
“A particularly vulnerable time for women occurs during the menopausal transition, which is marked by drastic fluctuations in sex hormones,” Alison K. Shea, MD, PhD, FRCSC, department of obstetrics and gynecology, faculty of health sciences at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues wrote. “The main objective of this research was to investigate the association between menopausal status and self-reported depressive symptoms among middle-aged women in Canada.”
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