Anxiety and Menopause

Is anxiety common in menopause?  Studies show more than half of women aged 40 to 55 report occasional anxiety (or “nervousness”) and as much as a quarter of women report frequent anxiety. But there’s no need to suffer. Anxiety in menopause can be treated and managed.

A woman holds her head in her hands in distress and confusion during menopause.
Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
65%
experience brain fog in menopause
79%
said that painful sex negatively affect their quality of life in a significant way
7-20
years on average that women experience brain fog

Anxiety can occur due to the imbalance of estrogen and progesterone during perimenopause and menopause. When this hormonal system gets out of balance, symptoms of anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, foggy brain, tense muscles, and sleep disturbances can all occur.

Women with a history of depression or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), those who are significant caretakers, and those who experience loss or who have chronic fatigue or other health problems are at a greater risk of anxiety. However, even women without risk factors may develop anxiety during menopause.

If your concerns feel too heavy to handle, there is no shame in seeking professional help: Call, text, or chat 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and you will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. You can also dial 800-273-8255 or chat via the web at 988lifeline.org/chat/.

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How we treat anxiety in menopause

We'll review your health history and listen to your symptoms.

Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. We'll first review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to your telemedicine visit.

During the video visit, you'll share your experience with menopause, starting with your quality of life and other symptoms you're experiencing (stress, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue).

Talk to a menopause specialist during a 30-minute video visit through our secure telemedicine portal.
With lifestyle modifications, you can alleviate your menopause symptoms at home!

The mindset we have at Gennev is to focus on health. We'll provide:

Lifestyle modifications

We will assess your nutritional needs to provide recommendations for a healthy, balanced diet and daily exercise. Our practitioners may also leverage cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and relaxation techniques to support symptoms of anxiety.

Medical interventions

If you’re experiencing anxiety or panic that is related to hormonal fluctuations, our doctors will review treatment options that may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Feel 100% again and thrive in menopause.

Our doctors and health coaches (RDNs) are by your side, answering your questions and to help monitor your symptoms. As your hormones fluctuate, your symptoms will change over time. Talk to your doctor about these changes and your Gennev doctor will adjust your treatment plan to match your new needs.

A woman is shopping for plants at a store, free from her joint pain in menopause

92% of our patients report symptom relief after the first visit.

Everyone's experience with menopause is unique. That's why our integrated care model offers evidence-based treatments unique to your individual needs.

I've been working with Stasi for almost 18 months.  She has been fantastic and has truly helped me on my journey through this time of my life.  I'm certainly becoming a better version of myself thanks to her!
I look forward to my sessions with Katie - she is a wealth of knowledge in a variety of menopause health areas. She not only listens, she is engaged and supportive.  No matter what questions I throw at her, she always has great feedback, suggestions and has a become a crucial part of my menopause journey. I am so glad to have her as a sounding block / resource as I try to minimize and manage the overwhelming menopause emotions that are so foreign to me.

Recommended Reading

We've interviewed leading experts in menopause over the years. These articles are a great starting point to educating yourself on this symptom (and others) of menopause.