Perimenopause and Mental Health
I would like to see that any woman presenting with perimenopause/menopause symptoms presenting to their GP is screened for mental health concerns and vice versa. GPs and mental health need to work more collaboratively to ensure that women receive appropriate care. There needs to be more education and a spotlight placed on women's health during this stage of life. HRT needs to be funded for those who are wanting to go on it. This in turn may benefit the health of many.
Why the contribution is important
Women presenting to their GP for a 15-minute consultation around menopausal symptoms are anecdotally unheard. They may present with Psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety, depression etc and hormone imbalance is not considered. A collaborative approach would see much more support for women who are going through this difficult time of life.
by mimiloveslatte on March 05, 2023 at 07:37AM