For Some Women Nearing Menopause, Depression And Anxiety Can Spike

Teri Hines says she had a bout of depression during the lead up to menopause in her mid-40s. For many women, the lead up to menopause can trigger mood issues.

Women with a history of depression and anxiety are at a higher risk of having a flair up during the time leading up to menopause. And getting doctors to take the issue seriously can be challenging.

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