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Progesterone and Mood

Stressful situations as well as advancing age can lead to low mood in both men and women. Interestingly, there is strong scientific evidence that supports the mood-enhancing effects of progesterone:
1. In women with symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), administration of the synthetic progesterone called progestin decreases anxiety. [105-107]
2. In women with depression associated with childbirth, progesterone administration successfully improves depressive symptoms. [108-114]
3. In healthy female volunteers, higher level of progesterone is associated with reduced fatigue, confusion and other markers of anxiety. [115]
4. Progesterone helps improve mood by increasing the levels of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) such as dopamine and serotonin. [116-127]
5. Progesterone prevents depression-like behaviour in animal models of Parkinson’s disease by improving cognitive function. [128]
6. In rat models, progesterone significantly reduces anxiety behaviour. [129-135]

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