Many of us are taught, whether directly or subliminally, that depression is purely a psychological issue. Unfortunately, too many women suffer their depression without realizing that there may be a physical component to their depression with a natural, effective solution. At Aletris, we are well aware of the relationship between emotional and physical causes for depression and we recognize that hormone imbalance can play a part. For example:
Low levels of thyroid hormone can produce depression, fatigue, and mental fog;
Elevated levels of cortisol can produce anxiety and depression;
Depressed levels of cortisol can produce mental fog, fatigue, and blue feelings; and
An imbalance of sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone – can contribute to feelings of depression.