Mental Health Resources

Women’s International Pharmacy is dedicated to the education of our customers and practitioners on the effects of hormones on mental health. This page highlights various educational resources that explore the connections between hormones and emotions, moods, memory, and more!

Cognition & Memory: How Hormones Influence Our Minds

How do hormones influence brain function? Discover how estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, and pregnenolone hormones effect the brain, cognition, and memory. Additionally, learn ways to improve or maintain brain health.

Moods & Hormones: Emotional Health and Well-Being Throughout the Lifecycle

Hormones effect a woman’s emotional health and well-being throughout her lifetime. Hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, insulin, and glucose are linked to moods, and can explain changes in moods, mood disorders, and other mood-related symptoms.

Book Review: Depression After Childbirth by Dr. Katharina Dalton

Dr. Dalton noted the similarities between premenstrual syndrome and postpartum depression, arguing that they were both conditions rooted in endocrine disorders. Her groundbreaking work showed traced these mood changes to real physical causes that may be remedied if the signs of postpartum depression are promptly identified and properly treated.

Postpartum Depression and the Potential of Allopregnanolone

Postpartum depression affects a woman’s emotional, mental, and overall health. This article outlines the possible causes and risk factors for PPD and explores a potential hormone therapy using allopregnanolone, a treatment recently approved by the FDA.

Book Review: The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale E. Bredesen, MD

Successfully treating Alzheimer’s must involve a personalized therapy program. The End of Alzheimer’s presents an opportunity to forestall and correct the onslaught of this devastating disease. In his book, Dr. Bredesen demonstrates that patients with Alzheimer’s disease do have treatment options.

Book Review: Moods, Emotions and Aging by Phyllis Bronson, PhD

Dr. Phyllis Bronson’s Moods, Emotions, and Aging: Hormones and the Mind-Body Connection explains how your biochemical individuality could be effecting your moods and emotions as you age. Learn how hormone imbalances can affect your mind and what treatments to seek to find a balance.

Book Review: Adrenaline Dominance by Dr. Michael Platt

Dr. Michael Platt’s Adrenaline Dominance compares the positive and negative effects of adrenaline. He explores the significance of progesterone in moderating both the mental and physical effects of estrogen and adrenaline.

Hormones on Our Minds and on Our Nerves

This article introduces an area of research that focuses on “neurosteriods,” which are hormones produced by nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system, produced independently of hormone production elsewhere in the body.

Explore how hormones can prove useful for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Alzheimer’s disease, and other mental diseases.

Is There a Connection Between Thyroid Dysfunction and Mental Illness?

Find out how thyroid hormones affect the central nervous system (CNS) and how suboptimal thyroid function can lead to mental disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Progesterone for Mental Health

Learn more about how progesterone deficiency can be linked to symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders that include scattered thinking, memory problems, confusion, behavioral changes, and depression.

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