Women’s Sex Hormones and Mood

By Maggie Ney, ND

Hormones affect mood. It really is that simple. However, the basic concept that hormones affect mood is not widely appreciated or investigated when a patient presents to the doctor with symptoms of depression or anxiety. Mainstream medicine is quick to “fix” anxiety and depression with prescription medication. Sometimes these medications are absolutely indicated, but not to the exclusion of investigating how the patient’s unique
hormonal make-up may be affecting her health and mood.

I see women regularly in ...

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