Hormones and Mental Health

Mental Health

Did you know hormones impact your mental health?  Well, they do.  Mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia can be devastating and painful to live with. I know, because I once lived with schizoaffective disorder, but now I’m in remission because I take progesterone.

Progesterone, along with estrogen, regulates our moods and thoughts. Imbalances in these hormones can cause symptoms of mental disease.

Most of us know more about hormones than we realize.  Have you ever seen the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty (in young boys and girls), during menopause and andropause, and during the two weeks before a woman’s menstrual cycle (PMS, PMDD)?  Sure, we all have.  We all know hormones are involved in these instances.  So why wouldn’t hormones be involved with mental disease?

Now, I know there are exceptions to this rule.  There are instances where people can develop symptoms similar to those seen in mental illness after sustaining a head injury, undergoing brain surgery or after binge drinking or drugging.  I’m not sure if hormones will help in these cases or not, but they may.

But then there are some of us, who have these diseases because of hormone imbalances and we can be helped through hormone balance.

Estrogen and Progesterone are two hormones our brains use to function properly. They keep our brain cells healthy and allow our brains to function as they should. Deficiencies in progesterone can lead to mood swings, depression, mania, anxiety, hallucinations and delusions.

If you have ever suspected your hormones are involved in your mental health, now is the time to explore hormone balance as a treatment option. There are board certified medical doctors who can help you achieve this.

If you want more information on how to find a doctor or if you want to know the regime I followed to get well and continue to follow to sustain my health, click this link: http://update.dorisking.net/?p=126.

*Please understand that most doctors will not prescribe progesterone based on your mental health diagnosis alone, it’s more likely you will be prescribed progesterone based on a combination of both your mental and physical symptoms.

So, what are you waiting for?  Get out there, educate yourself and reclaim your health!

Good luck to you!

Doris

2 Responses to “Hormones and Mental Health”

  1. streaming Says:

    Good info, ill talk about it around me.

  2. admin Says:

    Hi Streaming,

    Thanks for spreading the word!

    Best,

    Doris