Welcome to Perimenopausal Depression – A Practical Guide.
Women experiencing menopause are at greater risk of developing depression and major depressive episodes. Problematic menopause affects approximately 1.5 million women every year, and symptoms often overlap with psychiatric symptoms, making an accurate diagnosis and treatment difficult (Cohen et al., 2006), (Maki et al., 2018)
This course should take approximately 2.5 hours for you to complete going through the following journey:
Throughout this course, we will:
- Define both menopause and perimenopause and discuss their relationship to the development of depression
- Explore the pathogenesis of menopause
- Identify the clinical features of perimenopausal depression
- Identify how to correctly assess and diagnose perimenopausal depression
- Discuss treatment strategies in perimenopausal depression using antidepressants, hormone replacement therapies and menopausal hormonal treatment
- Discuss alternative treatment options and therapies for perimenopausal depression.