April 4, 2022
Mental Health
  • Scientists are studying treatments for depression in midlife women that target balancing hormones rather than using traditional antidepressants. For example, scientists at the National Institute of Mental Health are studying a medication that acts on an estrogen receptor in the brain. They hope the medication will directly target depression symptoms related to estrogen withdrawal, without the side effects of traditional hormone therapy commonly used for menopausal symptoms. (Article here)