Mental Health and Hormones

By Carson Hughes 7th hour


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Interpersonal Communication

Who You Can Talk To

If you are experiancing changes in your mental health you can talk to a guidance counselor or a doctor. With a counselor, you can find help in relieving emotional and social factors that may be contributing to your condition and ask for advice. A doctor can help diagnose what is going on, provide medical advice and, if need be, provide a perscription.

Immeadiate Risk Factors

Imbalanced Hormones can cause a variety of symptoms including mood swings and depression. During post-childbirth and menopause, risk of severe hormone imbalance significantly rises for women. Severe Hormone Imbalance can cause psychosis, bipolarism, and schizophrenia.

Long Term Risk Factors

Standard Hormone Treatments if used too much, can lead to heart disease and cancer. Depending on how active the thyroid gland is, long term imbalance can lead to anxiety disorders if overactive, and depression if underactive.


Hormone replacement therapy, despite the risks, is proving promising in recent years. The treatment is currently breaking ground as a cure for some diseases, delaying alzhiemer's, treat schizophrenia in men, and the MAPrc(Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre) has had success with usin the treatment to prevent severe mental disorders.