Tag Archives: Menopausal

Menopausal Depression is Common, Who Is at Risk?

Patients and clinicians may not be fully aware that women are at increased risk for depression during the menopausal transition.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adults for depression, highlighting the importance of screening in populations at particularly high risk for depression.  While these recommendations have prompted increased awareness… Read More »

Screening for Menopausal Depression: Are We Doing Enough?

Recent studies suggest that the burden of menopausal symptoms is greater than generally perceived.  About 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – hot flashes and night sweats — as they transition into the menopause phase.  For many, the symptoms are manageable; however, a significant proportion of midlife women experience menopausal symptoms that negatively affect… Read More »

Menopausal Symptoms More Common in Women with History of Intimate Partner Violence

While we have identified various sociodemographic variables as factors which modulate vulnerability to menopausal symptoms, no studies (to my knowledge) have looked at how a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or other traumatic exposures may affect susceptibility to menopausal symptoms.   A recent study looked at menopausal symptoms in 2,016 women (40 to 80… Read More »

Never Mix Klonopin & Alcohol When You’re Morbidly Obese, Menopausal And Depressed! Pt.1

Menopausal mom had enough of the garbage from her useless, disrespectful, ungrateful and unproductive, non-contributing son. Been Drinking, menopausal, overdosing on klonopin, depressed, does not want to live, tearing down the house standing in the middle of the room sharpening a knife, beating on son and old husband and telling son to leave.. Just glad… Read More »