For the first time, a scientific study has shown how and why hormones are crucial players in mental illness in women.
The paper, appearing in the journal, Psychological Medicine, outlines how ovarian hormones can actually change the genes that trigger psychological symptoms, such as emotional eating in women with eating disorders.
These profound changes occur over just days during the menstrual cycle, not months or years, driving binge eating up to four times higher than other times of the month.
What are other ways do hormones play a role in mental illness in women?
Kelly Klump, PhD, shares her latest research that shows a connection between hormones, women's health and mental illness.