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Tailoring strategies for the management of depression in midlife years

Soares, Claudio N. MD, PhD, FRCPS, MBA

doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000853
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Depression affects one in every five adults in North America. Women are more affected than men, possibly because of genetics, coping strategies, and hormone variations. The concept of a menopause-associated depression, however, remains a complex and controversial topic. Although hormone therapy is not recommended as first-line therapy for depression in midlife women, estrogen-based hormone therapy may minimize the need for or enhance the response to antidepressant or behavior-based therapies in select perimenopausal women.

Queen's University School of Medicine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Accepted 5 December, 2016

© 2017 by The North American Menopause Society.