Is menopause making you irritable and depressed? Do you wish to stay away from antidepressant medications and want to try out something more natural? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), the all-natural alternative, may be the answer for you.
Studies have shown:
The termination of menstruation and fertility of women is known as menopause, and occurs 12 months after the last menstrual period, during their 40s or 50s. The transitional period from normal menstrual periods to menopause is the perimenopausal period, and can be associated with depression.Next section
The exact cause of perimenopausal depression is not clear. Possible causes may include hormonal fluctuations, psychosocial stressors, and personality characteristics such as one’s perception of menopause and aging.Next section
Symptoms of premenopausal depression include irritability, mood swings, tearfulness, extreme anxiety and despair, guilt, worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, lack of interest in previously pleasurable activities, poor concentration, decreased libido, and decreased energy.Next section
Clinical depression is diagnosed based on the frequency and severity of symptoms, a thorough history, and physical exam. Blood and urine tests may be performed during the evaluation to rule out other causes of symptoms.Next section
Most patients with perimenopausal depression are effectively treated and may include:
Osteopath treatment for Premenopausal Women with Newly Diagnosed Depression
Frequently asked questions
What should I wear to my appointments?
Loose-fitting clothing or gym clothes
How many visits will I need?
This is variable depending upon what is being treated and how extensive your treatment needs to be. Our goal is to bring you to optimal health so that you won’t need to continually return.
What is the difference between licensing and board certification for a physician, and do you have any of these?
Physicians are required to be licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. by the licensing board in each state they wish to practice.
A board certified physician has completed an additional training program in a specialty and has passed a rigorous exam to assess his or her knowledge, skills and experience to provide quality patient care in that specialty.
In my case, I am licensed to practice medicine in Texas, and I have two board certifications. The first one is Family Medicine and the second one is Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
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