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: Female Brain Gone Insane by Mia Lundin

As women’s hormones fluctuate throughout various life stages, these hormone changes may produce changes to the hormone-brain chemistry balance. Read the book review of Female Brain Gone Insane to better understand how this book details lists of symptoms to help identify hormone deficiencies and excesses and how to approach medical practitioners to find assistance with hormone use.

Book Review: Moods, Emotions and Aging: Hormones and the Mind-Body Connection 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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