Why ANXIETY reaches an all-time high during menopause (www.dailymail.co.uk)

  • Anxiety is often cited as one of the distressing symptoms of menopause, with a quarter of women saying that they felt anxious during this time.
  • Changes in hormones levels, sleep disruption, daily stresses of life, views on body image and perceptions of loss of fertility can all play a part in how anxious an individual feels, which is why rates vary so much.
  • The researchers looked at comparisons of different types of symptoms such as depression, anxiety and sleep problems (psychological symptoms), pain and fatigue (somatic symptoms), hot flashes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms) and sexual dysfunctions and bladder problems (urogenital symptoms).
  • The researchers measured the women’s rating of menopausal symptoms and psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
  • St John’s Wort can improve the psychological and physical symptoms of menopause including hot flushes, low mood, anxiety, low sex drive and exhaustion.