Hot flushes could trigger depression in women, new study finds
A high number of night-time hot flushes can trigger symptoms of depression, according to a new study.
Researchers monitored the women for physiologic signs of night-time hot flushes during the sleep study, and found if women were anxious about experiencing flushes, it increased the chance of lower mood.
Women who experienced sleep interruption also were more likely to exhibit symptoms of depression than women who got more sleep.
Using a medication to simulate the decline in a woman's oestrogen levels during menopause, the researchers found both interruption of sleep and greater frequency of... read more
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