Menopause & Depression: Connections, Signs, & How to Cope
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Originally Published: April 12, 2021
Original Author: Iris Waichler, LCSW
Original Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS
Updated: April 21, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Can Menopause Cause Depression?” and “What Can I Do About My Changing Body Image?”. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.