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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550365/a-longitudinal-study-of-neurotrophic-oxidative-and-inflammatory-markers-in-first-onset-depression-in-midlife-women
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Matheus A Pasquali, Bernard L Harlow, Claudio N Soares, Michael W Otto, Lee S Cohen, Luciano Minuzzi, Daniel P Gelain, Jose Claudio F Moreira, Benicio N Frey
Prospective studies have shown during the years preceding and following menopause, also known as "menopause transition", that midlife women are at higher risk for developing first-onset major depressive disorder (MDD). The biological factors associated with risk and resilience in this population are, however, largely unknown. Considering the growing body of evidence suggesting that inflammation, oxidative stress, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are associated with the pathophysiology of MDD, we investigated serum levels of protein carbonyl, lipid peroxidation (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances-TBARS), thiol group content, BDNF, 3-nitrotyrosine, and heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in a longitudinal cohort of first-onset MDD...
May 26, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544903/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-deficiency-impairs-bdnf-5-ht2a-signaling-in-the-hippocampus-of-female-brain-a-possible-mechanism-for-menopausal-depression
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Anindit Chhibber, Sarah K Woody, M A Karim Rumi, Michael J Soares, Liqin Zhao
Depression currently affects 350 million people worldwide and 19 million Americans each year. Women are 2.5 times more likely to experience major depression than men, with some women appearing to be at a heightened risk during the menopausal transition. Estrogen signaling has been implicated in the pathophysiology of mood disorders including depression; however, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, the role of estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes, ERα and ERβ, in the regulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and serotonin (5-HT) signaling was investigated; two pathways that have been hypothesized to be interrelated in the etiology of depression...
May 18, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539995/the-effect-of-luteinizing-hormone-reducing-agent-on-anxiety-and-novel-object-recognition-memory-in-gonadectomized-rats
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Paria Arfa-Fatollahkhani, Arezo Nahavandi, Hossein Abtahi, Shabnam Anjidani, Sahar Borhani, Seyed Behnam Jameie, Mohammad Shabani, Saeed Mehrzadi, Ali Shahbazi
INTRODUCTION: Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are common following menopause and andropause. Lack of sex steroid hormones is suggested as the primary cause of these disturbances. The level of luteinizing hormone (LH) would also rise 3-4 times than normal in these people. The potential effects of LH on mood and cognitive symptoms following menopause and andropause are still unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effect of increased LH on novel object discrimination (NOD) memory and anxiety like behavior in gonadectomized rats...
March 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525646/sleep-during-menopausal-transition-a-six-year-follow-up
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Laura Lampio, Päivi Polo-Kantola, Sari-Leena Himanen, Samu Kurki, Eero Huupponen, Janne Engblom, Olli J Heinonen, Olli Polo, Tarja Saaresranta
Study Objectives: Menopausal transition is associated with increased dissatisfaction with sleep, but the effects on sleep architecture are conflicting. This prospective six-year follow-up study was designed to evaluate the changes in sleep stages and sleep continuity that occur in women during menopausal transition. Methods: Sixty women (mean age 46.0 years, SD 0.9) participated. All women were premenopausal at baseline, and at the six-year follow-up, women were in different stages of menopausal transition...
May 19, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523258/sexual-self-concept-and-its-relationship-to-depression-stress-and-anxiety-in-postmenopausal-women
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Mohammad Heidari, Mansureh Ghodusi, Hossein Rafiei
OBJECTIVES: Women in menopause have the more mood swings than before menopause. At the same time seem to sexual self-concept and sexual aspects of self-knowledge has a great impact on their mental health. This study aimed to investigate the sexual self-concept and its relationship to depression, stress and anxiety in postmenopausal women's. METHODS: In this descriptive correlation research, 300 of postmenopausal women referred to healthcare and medical treatment centers in Abadeh city were selected by convenience sampling method...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499900/lurasidone-in-post-menopausal-females-with-major-depressive-disorder-with-mixed-features-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-placebo-controlled-trial
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John Sramek, Anthony Loebel, Michael Murphy, Yongcai Mao, Andrei Pikalov, Neal R Cutler
BACKGROUND: Several studies have found that depressed, post-menopausal females may respond differently to antidepressants compared to pre-menopausal females. The atypical antipsychotic lurasidone, whose mechanism of action differs from SSRIs and other standard antidepressants, was shown in a 6-week randomized, flexible-dose, placebo-controlled study (n=209), to be effective in treating major depressive disorder (MDD) with mixed features (subthreshold hypomanic symptoms). This post-hoc analysis assessed the efficacy of lurasidone in this study by menopausal status...
May 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499520/prevalence-and-predictors-of-low-sexual-desire-sexually-related-personal-distress-and-hypoactive-sexual-desire-dysfunction-in-a-community-based-sample-of-midlife-women
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Roisin Worsley, Robin J Bell, Pragya Gartoulla, Susan R Davis
BACKGROUND: Low desire is the most common sexual problem in women at midlife. Prevalence data are limited by lack of validated instruments or exclusion of un-partnered or sexually inactive women. AIM: To document the prevalence of and factors associated with low desire, sexually related personal distress, and hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction (HSDD) using validated instruments. METHODS: Cross-sectional, nationally representative, community-based sample of 2,020 Australian women 40 to 65 years old...
May 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489293/the-role-of-family-history-of-depression-and-the-menopausal-transition-in-the-development-of-major-depression-in-midlife-women-study-of-women-s-health-across-the-nation-mental-health-study-swan-mhs
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Alicia Colvin, Gale A Richardson, Jill M Cyranowski, Ada Youk, Joyce T Bromberger
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated whether family history of depression predicts major depression in midlife women above and beyond static risk factors (such as personal history of depression prior to midlife) and risks that may change dynamically across midlife (such as menopausal, psychosocial, and health profiles). METHODS: Participants were 303 African American and Caucasian women (42-52 years at baseline) recruited into the Study of Women's Health across the Nation (SWAN) Mental Health Study (MHS) in Pittsburgh...
May 10, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480097/depression-anxiety-and-stress-symptoms-in-menopausal-arab-women-shedding-more-light-on-a-complex-relationship
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A Bener, N M Saleh, A Bakir, D Bhugra
BACKGROUND: The association between depression, anxiety, and stress among Arab menopause and postmenopausal women have been explored in detailed. AIM: The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between depression, anxiety, and stress in menopausal and postmenopausal women and shedding more light on a complex relationship. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was used to generate menopause symptoms experienced by Arabian women at the primary health care centers in Qatar...
July 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477436/brain-inflammasomes-in-stroke-and-depressive-disorders-regulation-by-estrogen
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Alexander Slowik, Leoni Lammerding, Stefanie Hoffmann, Cordian Beyer
Neuroinflammation is a devastating pathophysiological process which ends up in brain damage and neuronal death. Pathogens, cell fragments and cellular dysfunction trigger inflammatory responses. Irrespective of the cause, inflammasomes are key intracellular multiprotein signaling platforms which sense neuropathological conditions. The activation of inflammasomes leads to the auto-proteolytic cleavage of caspase-1, resulting in the proteolysis of the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)1beta and IL18 into their bioactive forms...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467021/change-in-oral-health-status-associated-with-menopause-in-japanese-dental-hygienists
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N Yoshida, K Sugimoto, S Suzuki, H Kudo
OBJECTIVES: Oral symptoms such as xerostomia and burning mouth syndrome have been recognized to increase associated with menopause. The purpose of this study was to clarify the changes in oral health as well as systemic health due to menopause and their relations with hormonal change and mental status. METHODS: Ninety-seven female dental hygienists aged 40-59 years were assigned to premenopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal groups based on self-reported menstrual condition...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458476/quality-of-life-among-menopausal-women-a-community-based-study-in-a-rural-area-of-west-bengal
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Nabarun Karmakar, Somak Majumdar, Aparajita Dasgupta, Sulagna Das
INTRODUCTION: During menopausal transition, there is a lot of fluctuation in the hormone levels making the peri and postmenopausal women susceptible to various mental and physical disorders. There is considerably lack of awareness about the effects of the menopausal symptoms in women in India. Studies on issues relating to menopause, especially among rural women, are also lacking. With this background, the current study was carried out in a rural area of West Bengal with the objective to assess the quality of life (QOL) of peri-menopausal women...
January 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450708/elevated-free-triiodothyronine-may-lead-to-female-sexual-dysfunction-in-chinese-urban-women-a-hospital-based-survey
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Han Luo, Hongliu Yang, Wanjun Zhao, Qianqian Han, Li Zeng, Huairong Tang, Jingqiang Zhu
Research on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is limited, especially in China, due to conservative culture and beliefs. There has been a dearth of FSD screening research in China since the optimal cutoff value of the Chinese version of the Female Sexual Function Index (CVFSFI) was determined in 2014. At the same time, the relationship between thyroid hormones and FSD has seldom been explored in Chinese women. Therefore, hospital-based research was conducted to elucidate FSD frequency and risk factors. Women who underwent a check-up at the Health Promotion Center were approached to participate and, if consented, were enrolled in the study...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429098/symptomatic-menopausal-transition-and-subsequent-bipolar-disorder-among-midlife-women-with-major-depression-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study
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Li-Chi Chen, Albert C Yang, Tung-Ping Su, Ya-Mei Bai, Cheng-Ta Li, Wen-Han Chang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shih-Jen Tsai, Mu-Hong Chen
Previous studies suggested that menopausal transition played an important role in the clinical course of major depression and bipolar disorder. However, the role of symptomatic menopausal transition in diagnostic conversion from major depression to bipolar disorder was still unknown. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 50,273 midlife women aged between 40 and 60 years in 2002∼2008 with major depression were enrolled in our study and divided into two subgroups based on the presence (n = 21,120) or absence (n = 29,153) of symptomatic menopausal transition...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399093/-the-differential-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-depressive-disorders-in-climacteric-transition
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N A Tyuvina, V V Balabanova, E O Voronina
AIM: To study clinical symptoms of menopause depression, develop differential diagnostic criteria and consider treatment aspects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty women, aged 41-65 years, with mental disorders developed in different periods of menopause (perimenopause, menopause and post menopause) were studied. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Four types of depression were diagnosed: climacteric (n=46), psychogenic (n=35), endogenic (n=42) and involutional (n=27)...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394509/adverse-childhood-experiences-and-risk-for-first-episode-major-depression-during-the-menopause-transition
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C Neill Epperson, Mary D Sammel, Tracy L Bale, Deborah R Kim, Sarah Conlin, Stephanie Scalice, Katharine Freeman, Ellen W Freeman
OBJECTIVE: Stress exposures may have a differential impact on risk and resilience for depression depending on their timing across development. We sought to determine whether adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their onset with respect to puberty contribute to the increased risk observed in first-episode major depressive disorder (MDD) during the menopause transition. METHODS: Participants were from the Penn Ovarian Aging Study cohort, which is composed of women from Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, who underwent behavioral, cognitive, and endocrine evaluations approximately yearly from 1996 to 2012 and completed the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire at study end point (n = 243)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367710/attitudes-toward-menopause-sexual-function-and-depressive-symptoms-in-mexican-women
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Ma Luisa Marván, Graciela Espinosa-Hernández, Maria Dolores Martínez-Garduño, Kristian Jasso
The objective of this study was to explore the beliefs and attitudes toward menopause, depressive symptoms and sexual function in both premenopausal and postmenopausal Mexican women. The Beliefs about and Attitudes toward Menopause Questionnaire, the Female Sexual Function Index and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale were answered by 253 women between the ages of 46 and 59 years. Negative attitudes toward menopause were associated with a more depressive symptomatology, but there was no association between positive attitudes and depressive symptomatology...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364872/association-between-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-climacteric-symptoms-in-postmenopausal-women
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Angelo Cagnacci, Federica Palma, Antonella Napolitano, Anjeza Xholli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether climacteric symptoms are related to pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in postmenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional investigation was performed on 1382 postmenopausal women attending an outpatient service for menopause at a university hospital. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Data regarding climacteric symptoms, as captured by the Greene Climacteric Scale, and objective POP were retrieved from an electronic database...
May 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364498/sleep-characteristics-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-among-midlife-women
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Rebecca C Thurston, Yuefang Chang, Roland von Känel, Emma Barinas-Mitchell, J Richard Jennings, Martica H Hall, Nanette Santoro, Daniel J Buysse, Karen A Matthews
Introduction: Midlife, which encompasses the menopause transition in women, can be a time of disrupted sleep and accelerated atherosclerosis accumulation. Short or poor sleep quality has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; few studies have investigated relations among midlife women. We tested whether shorter actigraphy sleep time or poorer subjective sleep quality was associated with carotid atherosclerosis among midlife women. Aims and Methods: Two hundred fifty-six peri- and postmenopausal women aged 40-60 years completed 3 days of wrist actigraphy, hot flash monitoring, questionnaires (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index [PSQI], Berlin), a blood draw, and carotid ultrasound [intima media thickness (IMT), plaque]...
February 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350759/resveratrol-supplementation-reduces-pain-experience-by-postmenopausal-women
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Rachel H X Wong, Hamish M Evans, Peter R C Howe
OBJECTIVE: Pain is a common complaint among postmenopausal women. It has been postulated that vascular dysfunction caused by estrogen decline at menopause plays a key role in the initiation and progression of degradative joint disease, namely age-related osteoarthritis. We evaluated whether supplementation with resveratrol, a phytoestrogen, could improve aspects of well-being such as chronic pain that is commonly experienced by postmenopausal women. METHODS: A 14-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention with trans-resveratrol (75 mg, twice daily) was conducted in 80 healthy postmenopausal women...
March 27, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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