Bioidentical hormones: Help or hype? – Harvard Health

Bioidentical hormones are promoted as being safer than FDA-approved postmenopausal hormones, but their production is not regulated and their claims of effectiveness…
— Read on www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/bioidentical-hormones-help-or-hype

Although this isn’t explicitly about mental illness, it is about menopause during which, sometimes mental illness symptoms arise and it is about the treatment for menopause, bioidentical hormones. It explains the difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones. I’ve been pretty confused about this issue and this article cleared up a few things for me. Read on!

2 thoughts on “Bioidentical hormones: Help or hype? – Harvard Health

  1. This is an interesting concept. I’ve been on HRT for about 20 years after a total hysterectomy, and fought my doctor tooth and nail to keep taking it. Having bipolar disorder was bad enough, adding the unpredictable emotions that would occur if I stopped taking it was untenable. Recently she told me that her husband (and OB/GYN) said the evils of estrogen supplements don’t apply to women-of-a-certain-age, so it looks like I made it through by the skin of my teeth.

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