Women’s Mental Health & Understanding The Impact of Hormonal Fluctuation | Ep 122

What role do hormones play in the mental health and wellbeing of girls and women?

In this insightful conversation, Jayashri Kulkarni, a renowned Professor of Psychiatry at Cabrini Health and Monash University specializing in women’s mental health, sheds light on the potent role that hormones play in girl’s and women’s lives. 

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni navigates the complex landscape of women’s mental health, from Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and (Premenstrual Exacerbation) PM to menopause, and highlights the often underestimated influence of hormones in disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Listen now and equip yourself with a deeper comprehension of the complex relationship between a woman’s hormones and her mental health and wellbeing.

In this conversation we discuss:

▫️ How hormones impact women’s mental health.

▫️ The difference between PMS, PMDD and PME.

▫️ Why it is important to become your own advocate

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“This is about women taking control”

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

“I genuinely want to mold the next generation, give them knowledge and information that they need to get on with it.”

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

“In girls and women with early life trauma, there is a heightened vulnerability to anxiety and depression related to the menstrual cycle, particularly when estrogen levels are in the lower phase.”

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni


Professor Jayashri Kulkarni – Website | LinkedIn | Article

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