The link between menopause and ADHD symptoms
THE ‘i’ PAPER 2023
Dr Elise Dallas, women’s health specialist and private GP, offers some insight into the link between Menopause and ADHD. During the transitional phase of Menopause (Perimenopause) there can be an overlap between the symptoms of Menopause and those of ADHD.
Oestrogen is known to help modulate the functioning of critical neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters like acetylcholine, dopamine, and serotonin, are all linked to ADHD symptoms such as sleep disturbances, mood changes, temper outbursts, and depression.
“Oestrogen plays a pivotal role in regulating neurotransmitters like dopamine, acetylcholine, and serotonin, all of which are linked to ADHD symptoms”
Both hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and ADHD medication can help people to better manage their symptoms. Making positive changes in other aspects of their lives, such as regular exercise, improved nutrition, and enhanced sleep habits can also help to reduce symptoms and promote well-being
For more information read the article in the link below. If you would like to know more about our Menopause treatment options, or are concerned about ADHD symptoms and would like an appointment with a private Harley Street GP then please get in touch here.