Should GPs prescribe HRT or antidepressants as the first-line treatment for perimenopausal women?
Published: 4th July 2019
Perimenopausal women have an increased risk of developing new and recurring mental health conditions such as anxiety, low mood and depressive symptoms. GPs frequently prescribe antidepressants as the first-line treatment, but should it be HRT?
This article, written by a GP, gives an overview of the mental health symptoms which many women may report during the menopause and evaluates the different treatment options based on current evidence.