A comprehensive review on psychiatric and gynecologic aspects
The interplay of hormones, health and behavior across the female life cycle, especially during the menopausal transition, poses a special challenge to health care professionals.
Written by experts, this book brings together the knowledge gained on the menopausal transition from clinical experience and medical research. Topics like what to expect from the menopausal transition, sexuality, sociocultural changes, impact of life stressors, and emergence of depression are discussed. The physiology of thermoregulation and the occurrence of hot flashes are reviewed for a better understanding of vasomotor complaints. Another chapter offers an update on hormonal and nonhormonal treatment strategies by presenting an overview of the management of mood and anxiety during the menopausal transition. The emergence of psychotic symptoms associated with peri- and postmenopausal changes in sex hormone levels is also addressed. Lastly, the book includes an excellent review on the pros and cons of hormonal therapy in the post-Women's Health Initiative era.
This book is a must for gynecologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, epidemiologists involved in the clinical care of mature women as well as researchers and students interested in obtaining an up-to-date overview of this topic.
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Soares, C.N. (Hamilton, Ont.); Warren, M. (New York, N.Y.)
1 Normal Aging and the Menopausal Transition: What to Expect
Santoro, N.; Neal-Perry, G. (Bronx, N.Y.)
18 Sexuality during Menopause: Deconstructing the Myths
Clayton, A.H.; Hamilton, D.V. (Charlottesville, Va.)
41 Cultural and Ethnic Influences on the Menopause Transition
Bitzer, J.; Alder, J. (Basel)
50 Nonhormonal Factors Associated with Psychiatric Morbidity during the
Menopausal Transition and Midlife
Bromberger, J.T. (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Woods, N.F. (Seattle, Wash.)
66 Depression during the Perimenopausal Transition: What Have We Learned from
Ferguson, S.K.; Soares, C.N.; Harlow, B.L. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
77 Thermoregulation and Menopause: Understanding the Basic Pathophysiology
of Vasomotor Symptoms
Deecher, D.C. (Collegeville, Pa.)
88 Hormone Dynamics and Menopausal Symptoms: The Clinical Role of
Vasomotor Symptoms and Sleep Disturbances
Freedman, R.R. (Detroit, Mich.)
102 Managing Depression and Anxiety during the Menopausal Transition and
Beyond: The Window of Vulnerability
Frey, B.N.; Soares, C.N. (Hamilton, Ont.)
115 Psychotic Disorders and Menopause: The Untold Story
Riecher-Rössler, A. (Basel)
127 Hormone Therapies and Menopause: Where Do We Stand in the Post-WHI Era?
Warren, M.P.; Titchen, K.E. (New York, N.Y.); Steiner, M. (Hamilton, Ont./Toronto, Ont.)
145 Author Index
146 Subject Index