Perimenopausal depression – An under-recognised entity

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There is a high rate of suicide in women aged 45–54 years. This may be related to the biological changes associated with the menopause. Perimenopausal depression may present with symptoms that differ from those of typical depression. Management can include psychotherapy and other non-drug interventions. If drug treatment is indicated, it may be hormone replacement therapy, an antidepressant or both.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Prescriber
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Antidepressants
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Menopause

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