Hormone Mood Connection

Hormone Mood Connection

Why is this important?

Biochemical systems of hormones and neurotransmitters cannot be viewed in isolation. Hormonal changes are as involved with neurotransmitter systems as they are with the other physiological systems they impact. Having an in-depth understanding of the interplay between these systems can reveal how moods ebb and flow with hormonal changes.

Hormones are intrinsically involved in numerous biochemical and physiological throughout life. The most pertinent shift in sex hormones if during puberty when sexual function is established.
In women hormones fluctuate in various times of life particularly during reproductive years. During this time the opportunity for hormonal imbalances may present as PMS, PMDD, or estrogen receptor positive proliferation in the form of fibroids, PCOS or hyperplasia of female organs. Women may undergo fertility issues, amenorrhea or menorrhagia.

Later in life, women go through another series of hormonal changes during peri-menopause, menopause or post-menopause all of which fluctuate with age.

 

Learning Outcomes

I will show you how hormonal imbalanced patients with depression get to the source of the imbalance rather than treating only the end result.

  • Dance of hormones with mood
  • The inter-connectedness of hormones with neurotransmitters and cortisol
  • Hormone – thyroid connection

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