hormonal imbalances are not of much concern to psychiatrists. they should be, but they aren't. what is of concern to a psychiatrist is whether you are taking pills and not getting into trouble.
poor diet and lack of exercise plays havoc with peoples hormonal balances, amongst other things. I don't know why it is that people struggle to make a link between what they are eating and how much they are exercising, and their mood.
it's not brain science.
although as far as psychiatrists are concerned the effects of a decadent modern lifestyle are indications of a mental illness.
there is a madness known only to psychiatrists and their faithful servants...
I'm a decade or more away from hrt but I will bear that in mind when the time comes. I mentioned it as my Dr was telling me that bipolar disorder begins after menstruation begins in women. A surge of brain hormones. Hormone changes I have been reading are the culprit for many depressions too. Some are treated with hormone therapy but I think that is due to pnd. Either way it is interesting.