February 17th 2022

Dr Jennifer Grant Discusses Motivation and Depression

Is low motivation a sign of depression? This week Dr Grant received a question from a concerned woman who wonders if her feeling demotivated and exhausted might be a sign of mild depression. She exercises regularly, eats healthy and has had recent health checks with everything coming back normal.

Dr Grant discusses the symptoms of depression, and other potential causes of this patient’s low motivation such as the perimenopause, or her diet and lifestyle.

Dr Grant recommends the patient first looks into the possibility that she may be suffering from the perimenopause. There are emotional symptoms associated with the perimenopause which include poor concentration, low mood, mood swings, anxiety and loss of confidence.

Each week, Dr Jennifer Grant, Physician at Beacon HealthCheck answers your questions each week on Independent.ie.

Read Dr Grant’s full article here.


Beacon HealthCheck offers a comprehensive, physician led health screening. This screening covers multiple aspects of both lifestyle and physical health, completed in just 3 to 4 hours.

A health screening is a proactive way of looking after your health, identifying possible early signs and symptoms of many conditions, which left undetected, could lead to more serious health concerns. Beacon HealthCheck is Ireland’s premier health screening service offering both corporate and personal health screening. HealthCheck is Ireland’s only such service offering same day results.