What mid-life crisis?

Around 17% of women have a tough time through menopause

While many women have an uncomplicated transition through menopause, for some it is a time of increased vulnerability for depressive illnesses.

woman and the ocean

In 1887, neurologist AM Farnham wrote: “The ovaries, after long years of service, have not the ability of retiring in graceful old age, but become irritated, … producing disturbances in the cerebral tissue exhibiting themselves in extreme nervousness or in an outburst of actual insanity.”1

For almost a century, ‘Involutional Melancholia’ remained a legitimate psychiatric diagnosis, only disappearing