Mental Health Resources

While hormones have long been associated with changes in mood—such as anxiety and depression found in PMS or menopause—researchers have widened their scope to explore the hormonal influences on other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and more. Explore the resources below to learn more about the connection hormones and emotions, moods, memory, and more!

COGNITION AND MEMORY

How do hormones influence brain function? Discover how estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, and pregnenolone hormones effect the brain, cognition, and memory.

MOODS

Hormones effect emotional health and well-being throughout life, and understanding hormone balance may help explain changes in moods.

adrenaline dominance

BOOK REVIEW – ADRENALINE DOMINANCE

Dr. Michael Platt’s book explores the significance of progesterone in moderating both the mental and physical effects of estrogen and adrenaline.

blood sugar and the aging brain

BLOOD SUGAR AND THE AGING BRAIN

Controlling blood sugar levels through a healthy diet and exercise may prove to be beneficial in maintaining healthy brain function throughout life.

brain health and hormones

BRAIN HEALTH AND HORMONES

Hormone deficiencies may exhibit common brain-related symptoms, including memory loss, poor concentration, and confusion.

BOOK REVIEW – DEPRESSION AFTER CHILDBIRTH

Mood changes after childbirth may result from endocrine disorders. Promptly identifying and treating these signs may help remedy postpartum depression.

BOOK REVIEW – THE END OF ALZHEIMER’S

Author Dr. Dale Bredesen demonstrates that patients with Alzheimer’s disease have treatment options to forestall and correct its devastating effects.

female brain gone insane

BOOK REVIEW – FEMALE BRAIN GONE INSANE

As women’s hormones fluctuate throughout various life stages, these hormone changes may produce changes to the hormone-brain chemistry balance.

HORMONES AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Exploring how hormones affect mental and emotional well-being helps us develop effective treatments for each patient’s needs to improve their quality of life.

hormones and traumatic brain injury

HORMONES AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Damage to the pituitary and hypothalamus glands results in hormone imbalances that may cause a number of psychological, physiological, and physical symptoms.

hormones mood and emotion

HORMONES, MOOD AND EMOTION

Dr. Phyllis Bronson believes one of the keys to successful aging is being able to “hang out with uncertainty,” especially during such a transitional period in one’s life.

hormones on our minds and nerves

HORMONES ON OUR MINDS AND NERVES

Hormones may be 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

IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THYROID FUNCTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS?

Thyroid hormones affect the central nervous system and how thyroid dysfunction may lead to mental disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

moods emotions and aging

BOOK REVIEW – MOODS, EMOTIONS AND AGING

Dr. Phyllis Bronson’s book explains how biochemical individuality could affect the mind, moods, and emotions with age.

new treatment program to improve memory

A NEW TREATMENT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE MEMORY LOSS

In Alzheimer’s disease the brain’s signaling system becomes imbalanced so that new memory connections are inhibited while more information is forgotten. Reversible metabolic processes may be involved in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

postpartum depression and the potential of allopregnanolone

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND THE POTENTIAL OF ALLOPREGNANOLONE

Postpartum depression is a widespread complication of pregnancy and childbirth that can affect a woman’s emotional, mental, and overall health.

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION WORKSHEET

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) illustrates the mood problems associated with postpartum depression (PPD).

progesterone for mental health

PROGESTERONE FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Progesterone deficiency may be linked to symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders that include scattered thinking, behavioral changes, and depression.