Hi, I am a 48 year old wife and Mom with a rewarding career and lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed, anxious,and disinterested. My gynecologist suggested antidepressants, but I have serious concerns about taking them. What else can I do to improve my mood? Are there herbs that can help? Andrea Charlottesville, VA
This is a great question and the good news is that there are lots of things that can help. First, you are far from alone in the feelings that you describe. In my practice I see a lot of women around your age, and without exception they are taking stock and looking toward the future.