Menopause symptoms may be improved with CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can effectively reduce menopause symptoms including hot flushes, depression and sleep problems, according to a study published inMenopause.Medical News Today
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In this issue of the Journal, a group of distinguished Nordic researchers, led by Anne Helene Garde and including four of our Associated Editors, present a discussion paper that originated from a workshop and provides detailed recommendations on night shift work (1). The recommendations are very clear: to protect workers ’ health, night shift schedules should have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration. For pregnant women, night work should be limited to one shift per week. The authors acknowledge that under circumstances allowing better possibi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Studies have shown that women may have an increased risk of new onset depression during their menopausal transition in comparison to the premenopausal period. Symptoms associated with this transition have been linked to increased depression scale scores within several community-based studies, including one by Bromberger and Kravitz looking at data from the Study of Women ’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) [1,2]. When evaluating clusters of related symptoms, the presence of vasomotor and sleep symptoms tends to display a positive relationship with depression scale scores amongst menopausal women.
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Around 1-2% of the population live with bipolar disorder (BD) [1]. Although women and men experience bipolar disorder at similar rates, there may be some differences between men and women in how they experience clinical features of the illness [2, 3]. Depressive symptoms have also been found to be more prominent for women [2], and women also report higher rates of family suicide and attempted suicides [4]. In some studies women have been reported to experience more rapid mood cycling, (experiencing four or more episodes of depression or mania within the one year) than men [3] and to be more vulnerable to sleep loss as a tr...
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Menopause, a nearly universal transition for women who reach midlife, is heralded by vasomotor symptoms (VMS) or hot flashes, mood disorders including depression and anxiety, sleep disruption, and genitourinary symptoms. In older women, however, mood and sleep disturbances can present independently as a function of aging, rather than menopause. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause, clinically under recognized and undertreated in aging women, is addressed in a separate chapter of this special issue.
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This study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of depression among the middle-aged women of the menopause transition in Dhaka. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 41 to 60 years older women in Dhaka city using a multistage cluster sampling technique and face to face interview. RESULT: In total 326 middle-aged women participated in the study, and among them, 30.4% had major depression. No statistically significant association was observed between menopause status and major depression. However, peri-(34.2%) and post-menopausal (33.3%) groups were more depressed compared to pr...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of a new, improved herbal formula of a traditional Chinese medicine, improved Gengnianchun (I-GNC), on hot flushes, depression, anxiety, and sleep in peri- and postmenopausal women in China. Methods: A randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled trial of peri- and postmenopausal women with Kupperman Index (KMI) scores of 15 or higher was conducted for 12 weeks. Hot flush frequencies, KMI scores, Hamilton depression scale scores, Hamilton anxiety scale scores, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores were evaluated. Each outcome was evalu...
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conditions:   Menopause;   Depression, Anxiety;   Sleep Intervention:   Drug: Duavive 0.45Mg-20Mg Tablet Sponsors:   St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton;   McMaster University;   Pfizer Not yet recruiting
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This article describes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for women with problematic menopausal symptoms, and provides the evidence from clinical trials of women going through the menopause, women with breast cancer treatment-induced symptoms and women with problematic symptoms in a work context. The CBT focus is primarily on vasomotor symptoms (VMS) but it also targets stress, low mood and sleep problems. CBT is a brief therapy (four to six sessions) that is theory- and evidence-based; it is acceptable to women and effectively reduces the impact of VMS, improves sleep and has benefits to quality of life. VMS frequency is ...
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
ConclusionE2 augmented the neuroprotective effect of Ago in OVX rats via its anti-inflammatory and neurotrophic effects. The combined treatment of E2 and Ago should be further investigated as a treatment of choice for depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances associated with menopause.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Discussion Fragile X syndrome (FXS) was first clinically described in 1943 by Martin-Bell and in 1969 Lubs found a fragility at the terminal end of the X chromosome. In 1991, three different research groups independently cloned the mutation for the FMR1 gene (Fragile X mental retardation type 1) which has a CGG triplet expansion. The FMR1 gene codes for the FMR protein which is a major regulator of synaptic plasticity and is expressed in the brain and spermatogonia mainly but many other tissues during fetal and early neonatal development. The number of triplets and methylation correlates with clinical expression (increased...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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