Potential correlation: I’ve recently upped my estrogen dose, and have recently been happier than I’ve been at anytime in the last two years. What if the two are related? What if my brain expects a certain baseline level of estrogen to function best that it never received until now?
There is evidence that hormone administration improves psychological functioning in transgender people (see my post “the science of gender identity (part 3: psychology)” for a discussion of this evidence.
Perhaps I finally hit a (psychiatrically) clinical dose.