In today’s email:

  • Menopause and Mental Health;
  • Learn to avoid aches & pain from Dr. Robinson;
  • Spotlight;
  • Featured Supplement. 

Health Tip

How Menopause Can Destroy Mental Health

Pretty dramatic title,” I thought, “especially for usually staid, Guardian newspaper.” But the writer had been collecting data from UK doctors, interviewing patients, and clearly was shocked at what she had found.

Not only were individual women describing their personal experiences with serious bouts of depression, anxiety, panic attacks and suicidal thoughts, but also “brain fog” to the degree that they were seeing specialists for self-diagnosed early Alzheimer’s Disease. Mainly in their forties and fifties, most experiencing some degree of the hot flashes and night sweats of the menopause transition, virtually none had been offered hormone replacement therapy, although a few were given antidepressants.

The article was however replete with statistics. In one survey taken of 2,000 menopausal women, 75% (!!) reported problems with memory and concentration, 69% had symptoms of depression and anxiety significant enough to merit reporting to their family physician. Often, the same women attributed their symptoms not to menopause but to the turmoil that can occur during middle years: children leaving home; marriages under stress; the illness of elderly parents or parents-in-law; work stress from rising responsibilities; and, of course, COVID.

A second survey sent to 4,000 menopause age women revealed that one in ten had actually quit their jobs because of physical and/or emotional symptoms that had come barreling in at midlife, while 14% had deliberately reduced their hours.

Connecting the Dots

The problem is one of failure to connect the dots on the part of health care professionals. Both in the US and the UK, physical menopausal symptoms are rarely taken seriously. It seems that when you’re 50, doctors are more concerned about scheduling your colonoscopy than the night sweats that are wrecking your sleep. If you are allowed a moment to talk about depression symptoms, you get sent to a well-meaning therapist who rarely asks (and is unable to treat) your menopause symptoms.

It is Indeed a “Triple Whammy”

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About WholeHealth


We are a healthcare practice that strives to integrate the best of conventional and complementary medicine in a caring and healing environment. We believe that both health and disease are functions of physical, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual influences. Many health issues are rooted in a patient’s personal biography – the story of your life – and are most effectively treated by addressing root causes rather than symptoms alone.


Get to know Brett Eaton, APRN

Brett is an integrative nurse practitioner who is board certified in both internal medicine and sexual/reproductive medicine. Prior to joining Whole Health Chicago, Brett worked in OBGYN clinics where she was able to treat a variety of conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, PMS, PMDD, depression, anxiety, and perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms. 


Did you Know?

We Offer Peptide Therapy

Peptide Therapy is an innovative medical science that uses precise amino acid sequences, which are called “peptides”. When these peptides are appropriately administered, they communicate with different parts of the body and can enhance the function of the whole body. They do this by binding to receptors on the cell surface and signal optimum messages for health improvement.


WHC AND Woman's Health

From specific women’s health concerns to optimization and anti-aging, we treat it all.

We put a specific focus on rejuvenation and revitalization of mind/body/spirit health, and offer holistic and preventive treatments.


Infrared Sauna

We now offer infrared sauna at our South location at 3237 W. 111th St

Chicago, IL 60655. You can buy online.

Featured Supplement

Folafy ER

Folafy is an orally administered medical food* for use only under the supervision of a physician for the metabolic management of low 5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid (5-MTHF) levels associated with depression.


WholeHealth Chicago - Lincoln Park

2265 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614


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WholeHealth Chicago - Mount Greenwood

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Chicago, IL 60655


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