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Mood Swings and the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster: How They Are Connected

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A growing body of evidence suggests a link between blood sugar levels and mood. According to existing data, depression affects a huge number of people with diabetes, who are more susceptible to unstable blood sugar levels. And this is not a surprise, because the brain runs mostly on glucose. Poor glycemic regulation is often reflected in various mental health symptoms, …

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6 ways to cope with menopausal depression

What is menopause/menopausal depression? Menopause occurs later in life when a woman’s body stops producing eggs and fertility ceases. Missing a period for 12 consecutive months (in the absence of other obvious causes) is the main criteria for being menopausal. The average onset of menopause is 51. Hormonal changes can lead to menopausal depression. Interesting facts about menopause: There is …

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Menopausal Women Prescribed Unnecessary Drugs

A recent survey by Anxiety UK reveals that 98% of women report feelings of anxiety during the menopause and perimenopause, and that 61% of these women have been recommended anti-depressants to treat their anxiety.[i] New research conducted by Anxiety UK and Kalms has revealed an overwhelming association between the menopause, perimenopause, and symptoms of anxiety. 85% of women surveyed believe …

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Menopause Mental Health Issues (And What You Can Do About Them)

The change of life, as it’s often known is something that many of us dread, and it’s not hard to see why with all the psychical and mental changes that it involves. In fact, symptoms can be as varied as hair loss, bloating, sleep disorder, hot flashes, and even itchy skin. While all symptoms are worth addressing if you are …

Bipolar Disorder

      Bipolar disorder used to be known as “manic depression”. Bipolar disorder is characterised by severe mood swings ranging fro depressive type moods (feeling low and lethargic) to mania (manic episode) or being excessively energetic with a mind racing with thoughts and ideas.   Types of Bipolar Disorder:   Bipolar I   There has been at least one …