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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640159/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-effects-on-menopausal-vasomotor-symptoms
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Mônia Steigleder Bianchi, Charles Francisco Ferreira, Felipe Fregni, Pedro Schestatsky, Wolnei Caumo, Maria Celeste Osório Wender
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) compared with tDCS-sham on vasomotor symptoms of postmenopausal women. METHODS: Postmenopausal women (N = 30), aged between 45 and 68 years, with at least four episodes of vasomotor symptoms per day, were recruited from a specialized outpatient clinic at a tertiary hospital in the south of Brazil and through a media call after inclusion and exclusion criteria were ensured. Active and tDCS-sham were administered over the motor cortex position (anode electrode) and contralateral supraorbital region (cathode electrode) for 10 consecutive days, except weekends...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640157/association-of-visceral-fat-area-with-the-presence-of-depressive-symptoms-in-chinese-postmenopausal-women-with-normal-glucose-tolerance
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Qin Xiong, Xiang Hu, Yiting Xu, Xueli Zhang, Xiaoping Pan, Yunfeng Xiao, Xiaojing Ma, Yuqian Bao, Weiping Jia
OBJECTIVE: Depression is one of the most common mental disorders, and women are more vulnerable to depression than men, particularly during stages of hormonal fluctuations. After menopause, fat accumulation shifts from the subcutaneous area to the visceral area, and the risk of metabolic disorder increases in parallel. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between abdominal fat distribution and the presence of depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Visceral fat area (VFA) was detected by magnetic resonance imaging...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609394/evaluation-of-depressive-symptoms-in-mid-aged-women-report-of-a-multicenter-south-american-study
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Danny Salazar-Pousada, Alvaro Monterrosa-Castro, Eliana Ojeda, Sandra C Sánchez, Ingrid F Morales-Luna, Faustino R Pérez-López, Peter Chedraui
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate depressive symptoms and related factors among mid-aged women using the 10-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional multicenter study in which women aged 40 to 65 from various South American countries were surveyed with the CESD-10 and a general questionnaire containing personal and partner data. RESULTS: In all, 864 women were interviewed from Colombia (Afro-Colombian, n = 215), Ecuador (Mestizo, n = 202), Perú (Quechua at high altitude, n = 231), and Paraguay (Mestizo, n = 216)...
June 12, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584559/schisandrae-fructus-reduces-symptoms-of-4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide-induced-ovarian-failure-in-mice
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Dasom Shin, Jinhee Ha, Seong Bin Hong, Geun-Hyung Kang, Deok-Sang Hwang, Hyunsu Bae
Menopause is associated with a decrease in the level of sex hormones such as ovarian estradiol and progesterone and can cause various symptoms such as depression, hot flash, fatigue, heart palpitations, and headache. Furthermore, there is a risk of developing complications such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, and ovarian cancer. Schisandrae Fructus (SF) is widely used in Korean medicine as a cure for such complications. This study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic effects of SF against menopause symptoms associated with follicle depletion caused by the industrial chemical 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD) in mice...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570956/worry-and-risk-perception-of-breast-cancer-in-a-prevention-trial-of-low-dose-tamoxifen-in-midlife-postmenopausal-hormone-users
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Gabriella Rondanina, Matteo Puntoni, Aliana Guerrieri-Gonzaga, Domenico Marra, Bernardo Bonanni, Andrea DeCensi
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing interest in combining postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) and SERMs in midlife women. We previously showed that refusal to participate in a prevention trial of low dose tamoxifen in HT users was associated with higher worry about breast cancer. Given this counterintuitive finding, we studied which factors influenced worry and risk perception of breast cancer. METHODS: We assessed the relationships of breast cancer worry and risk perception with age, age at menopause, Gail risk, education, adherence to mammographic screening, BMI, smoking, physical activity, alcohol use, anxiety and depression in 457 midlife HT users who were eligible to participate in the trial...
May 29, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552254/a-study-of-chronic-fatigue-in-norwegian-cervical-cancer-survivors
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Rita Steen, Alv A Dahl, Siri Lothe Hess, Cecilie E Kiserud
OBJECTIVE: Chronic fatigue after treatment is a common adverse event in cancer patients, but there are few studies in long-term survivors of cervical cancer. The aim of this investigation was to explore the prevalence of chronic fatigue and its association with various clinical and treatment-related factors in a population-based cohort of Norwegian cervical cancer survivors treated by any modality. METHODS: All patients, treated for cervical cancer from 2000 through 2007 in the Health Region of South-Eastern Norway, cancer-free, alive and aged ≤75years by the end 2013 (n=822) received a questionnaire covering chronic fatigue and other clinical variables...
May 25, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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, Antony 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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REVIEW
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
#20
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
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