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Estrogen Lifts Mood In Perimenopause

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September 11, 2000
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Women who suffer depression as they enter the early stages of menopause (perimenopause) may find estrogen to be an alternative to traditional antidepressants, suggest National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) researchers.

Women who suffer depression as they enter the early stages of menopause (perimenopause) may find estrogen to be an alternative to traditional antidepressants, suggest National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) researchers. The efficacy of the female hormone was comparable to that usually reported with antidepressants in the first controlled study of its direct effects on mood in perimenopausal women meeting standardized criteria for depression. Drs. Peter Schmidt, David Rubinow of the NIMH Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, and colleagues, report on the findings of this preliminary study in the August 2000 American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


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