Almost half of the women avoided meeting with family or friends and said they did not want to get out of bed some days.
Of the 30-plus symptoms of perimenopause, a third of the respondents admitted to regularly losing important items, shouting at their children and suggested their mental health was having a negative impact at home and at the workplace.
Kate Bache, co-founder of Health and Her told express.co.uk: “We know from our previous research it takes on average 14 months for women to realise they’re in perimenopause. It can happen before your periods have even stopped.
“Many women are suffering in silence, not even talking to their partner or spouse about it, despite many suffering severe mental health issues that are simply down to a drop in oestrogen levels in their bodies.”