Many women who go through the menopause experience severe depression. They feel as though they are unable to function properly or in any way and this affects their mental health tremendously. When you consider that you are no longer having monthly periods, you begin to understand what it means to be depressed after menopause. It is important to identify the symptoms early in the course of the depression and treatment is essential. ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmdk8HVTDFRAWJKaxRTHDqrgwf7A4au34P6sMNgz9EJXTR/image.png) (https://post.healthline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/732x549_What_Are_the_Symptoms_of_Depression_in_Women.jpg) Physical symptoms can include things like stomach aches, sleep disturbances, headaches, anxiety, and irritability. Some women find that they feel very disconnected from the world around them and are diagnosed with clinical depression. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is vital that you visit a doctor immediately. Depression can be treated with a variety of medications and psychotherapy is another viable treatment. If you feel that you could benefit from one of these treatments then you should certainly explore your options. The level of depression often varies between women. You may find that you are experiencing more depression after exams if you have just come through menopause or if you were really depressed before you went into menopause. It is important to keep in mind that there is no such thing as "natural depression" because we all need certain vitamins and minerals to function normally. If you suffer from depression, you should take a good multi-vitamin that contains folic acid and iron. You should also avoid eating foods that are high in fat and cholesterol since these can contribute to depression. You should start to feel better within a few days. You can increase your fiber intake by starting to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables as well as more whole grains. You should also try to get more physical activity. You don't have to go out and run around but doing some light exercise each day is going to do a lot for your emotional health. If you feel you are still depressed even after going through the menopause then it is time to talk to your doctor. You should find out why you are feeling this way and your doctor will be able to prescribe you with medication to make you feel better. If you feel there is nothing wrong with you physically then you should consider discussing any other treatments you may want to try like acupuncture, herbal remedies or other home remedies that you can use. You may feel that depression after exams is something that only women have to deal with so you might as well do something about it. There are things you can do that will make you feel better so don't let this situation get worse than it is already. ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmU3Buymy7S2JXScdk9Ktku1JZnCREeRh33Lxr1vThwgfm/image.png) (https://www.verywellmind.com/thmb/F-1xTh2bPdF_s5EYGL4ckYSsNBk=/768x0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/GettyImages-740523653-5af91742a18d9e003c0c39fc.jpg) You can definitely feel better after taking your exams and it is definitely possible to feel much better than you did before the exams. You should always remember to take good care of yourself. If you feel that you need help, then talk to your doctor about it. He will be able to prescribe you with the medication you need to feel better and he will also discuss with you any other options you may want to try.