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Mood Changes

Many women experience mood changes in menopause. They can range from more gentle shifting of moods to angry outburst and rage. There are ways to help manage your moods in menopause.

Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
experience mood changes in menopause
said that mood changes negatively affect their quality of life in a significant way
average years that women experience mood changes

As estrogen drops it can directly and indirectly contribute to mood swings.  Estrogen helps to regulate some of our feel-good hormones (serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine), and as estrogen declines, we may experience a drop in those hormones as well.

Other bodily changes as a result of decreased estrogen can also affect mood. Women may become frustrated from experiencing episodes of brain fog. Disrupted sleep may further impact cognition and lead to increased stress. Weight changes, Increased pain and painful sex can all cause upset and increased anxiety. Given all the things woman experience during perimenopause and menopause, it’s hardly surprising our moods can be a little erratic.

Get the support you need with Gennev and our partnership with LifeStance Health, a leader provider of mental health services. Learn more about how this partnership benefits you.

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How we treat mood swings 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. We'll also screen you for a potential referral to LifeStance Health.

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).

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 associated with mood changes.

Medical interventions

If you’re experiencing mood changes that are related to hormonal fluctuations, our doctors will review treatment options that may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Referral to LifeStance Health

Based on your symptoms and experience with menopause so far, your Gennev provider may refer you to LifeStance.

We're here to support your physical and mental health in menopause.

If referred to LifeStance, a member of their Care Team will reach out to schedule your appointment in days. 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.

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of our patients report symptom improvements after their first visit with a Gennev physician.
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We've helped thousands of women improve their quality of life in menopause.

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My ObGYN at Gennev has always been willing to go above and beyond when doctors nearby have not been willing to do so. I have recommended Gennev to two friends!

Jennifer W.
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Katie has been a tremendous help this past few months. Her expertise and guidance helped me make vital decisions in regard to my menopause journey.

Julia S.
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My doctor was the first practitioner who took my feelings and symptoms seriously and provided both great information and a well-informed, evidence-based plan of care.

Amy S.
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She is very knowledgeable, genuinely helpful and focused, and she listened to me and answered all my questions. I am relieved to have received such solid medical advice, support, planning, and targeted intervention.

Heather McG.
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Dr. Lisa Savage is such an excellent provider! I am so happy that she is my menopause specialist. I was very desperate before I met her in the fall.

Angela M.C.
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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.

Bev H.
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Jessica totally has her act together. I was impressed by her gentle use of behavioral intervention techniques. She was warm and supportive.

Frances M.
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Dr. Savage helped remove the veil of mystery, and address the WHY all of these changes are happening. Just having clarity, and a knowledgeable person to bounce ideas and concerns off of is a huge gift.

Tracey R.
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Jessica was very knowledgeable about my questions and concerns... I was very pleased that Jessica took the time to listen to me and gave me guidance along the way. She never made me feel like we were rushed...

Karin L.
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She answers questions without making me feel dumb for asking them. I appreciate the undivided attention I get in this format... so often in a doctors office you feel rushed and not the center of their attention.

Tricia M.
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Oh, finally! Someone that seems to truly understand! She debunked everything I though I knew. Was a bit unsettling at first but she spoke with authority, facts and data which instilled confidence.

Molly H.
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Stasi was a wealth of resources, giving ideas and things to try for symptoms. She asked good questions and had specific suggestions I could try right away. It’s very helpful to feel heard and supported.

Tracy G.
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My menopause journey has been like a rollercoaster ride, ups, downs, twist and certainly turns on top of the stress from my work, which has really effected my health. Stasi has been my coach and cheerleader through it all...

Vanessa B.
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Dr. Dunsmoor-su was fantastic. She is very knowledgable and relatable. It was so refreshing to have a physician who does not just say, "that's what happens when you get older..."

Frances M.
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It is a HUGE relief just to have a chat with someone who can tell me all the strangeness I am experiencing IS strange, but it is also perfectly NORMAL.

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