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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345506/effects-of-physical-and-depressive-symptoms-on-the-sexual-life-of-turkish-women-in-the-climacteric-period
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E Yanikkerem, A Göker, Ö Çakır, N Esmeray
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of physical and depressive symptoms on the sexual life of women in the climacteric period. METHODS: This study was conducted with 572 women at a university hospital. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) were used to evaluate depressive symptoms, intensity of menopausal symptoms and sexual function. RESULTS: Sexual dysfunction and depressive symptoms were determined in 86...
January 18, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332222/efficacy-of-crocus-sativus-saffron-in-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-associated-with-post-menopausal-hot-flashes-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ladan Kashani, Sophia Esalatmanesh, Farzaneh Eftekhari, Samrand Salimi, Tahereh Foroughifar, Farnaz Etesam, Hamideh Safiaghdam, Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Shahin Akhondzadeh
PURPOSE: Due to concerns regarding the side effects of hormone therapy, many studies have focused on the development of non-hormonal agents for treatment of hot flashes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of saffron (stigma of Crocus sativus) in treatment of major depressive disorder associated with post-menopausal hot flashes. METHODS: Sixty women with post-menopausal hot flashes participated in this study. The patients randomly received either saffron (30 mg/day, 15 mg twice per day) or placebo for 6 weeks...
January 13, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331929/sex-related-differential-response-to-dexamethasone-in-endocrine-and-immune-measures-in-depressed-in-patients-and-healthy-controls
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Carina Rampp, Andreas Eichelkraut, Johanna Best, Darina Czamara, Monika Rex-Haffner, Manfred Uhr, Elisabeth B Binder, Andreas Menke
Although sex differences in major depression have been reported repeatedly, the underlying mechanisms are still disputed. The rapidly changing gonadal steroid concentrations of the postpartum period or during menopause have been shown to be associated with depressive symptoms and to modulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis, which is implicated in depression. The sample comprised of 128 depressed in-patients (36.7% women) and 166 healthy controls (30.0% women). Blood was collected at baseline (at 6pm) and then 3 h as well as 21 h after ingestion of 1...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326058/sleep-architecture-is-altered-in-the-reserpine-induced-fibromyalgia-model-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Alberto Hernandez-Leon, Alonso Fernández-Guasti, Adrián Martínez, Francisco Pellicer, María Eva González-Trujano
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal chronic pain syndrome with various concomitant symptoms like sleep disorders. FM patients are mainly women and menopause might play an important role in the altered processing of somatosensory information. Adverse effects and moderated efficacy of drugs promote treatment discontinuation by patients. Animal models of FM report pain and depression-like behaviors, but none of them have explored sleep disturbance as possible marker in the preclinic diagnostic. The aim of this study was to investigate alterations of the sleep architecture in the reserpine (RES)-induced FM model in ovarectomized (OVX) rats...
January 8, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322180/should-hormone-therapy-be-used-to-prevent-depressive-symptoms-during-the-menopause-transition
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Hadine Joffe, Martha Hickey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322164/efficacy-of-transdermal-estradiol-and-micronized-progesterone-in-the-prevention-of-depressive-symptoms-in-the-menopause-transition-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jennifer L Gordon, David R Rubinow, Tory A Eisenlohr-Moul, Kai Xia, Peter J Schmidt, Susan S Girdler
Importance: The menopause transition and early postmenopausal period are associated with a 2- to 4-fold increased risk for clinically significant depressive symptoms. Although a few studies suggest that hormone therapy can effectively manage existing depression during this time, to our knowledge, there have been no studies testing whether hormone therapy can prevent the onset of perimenopausal and early postmenopausal depressive symptoms. Objective: To examine the efficacy of transdermal estradiol plus intermittent micronized progesterone (TE+IMP) in preventing depressive symptom onset among initially euthymic perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290217/variation-in-symptoms-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-midlife-women-by-menopausal-status
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Stephanie Mulhall, Ross Andel, Kaarin J Anstey
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between menopausal status and the risk of symptoms of depression and anxiety in a community-based sample of Australian midlife women. STUDY DESIGN: Female participants (mean age 50.6±1.5) who were premenopausal (n=237), perimenopausal (n=249) or naturally postmenopausal (n=225) were drawn from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project, a longitudinal study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Symptoms of depression and anxiety were measured using the Goldberg Depression Scale and Goldberg Anxiety Scale...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250741/everolimus-induced-mood-changes-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-case-control-study
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Olivier Mir, Alexandre Salvador, Sarah Dauchy, Stanislas Ropert, Cédric Lemogne, Raphaël Gaillard
Introduction The PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway plays a critical role in cancer cell growth, proliferation and angiogenesis, but also in brain homeostasis and the pathophysiology of mood disorders. The impact of the mTOR inhibitor everolimus on the mood of breast cancer patients is unknown. Materials and methods Consecutive, post-menopausal metastatic breast cancer patients receiving hormone therapy +/- everolimus were prospectively followed-up using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the MADRS (Montgomery and Asberg Depression Rating Scale) questionnaires...
December 18, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248436/estrogen-signaling-in-the-medial-amygdala-decreases-emotional-stress-responses-and-obesity-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Christina M Estrada, Valentina Ghisays, Elizabeth T Nguyen, Jody L Caldwell, Joshua Streicher, Matia B Solomon
Declining estradiol (E2), as occurs during menopause, increases risk for obesity and psychopathology (i.e., depression, anxiety). E2 modulates mood and energy homeostasis via binding to estrogen receptors (ER) in the brain. The often comorbid and bidirectional relationship between mood and metabolic disorders suggests shared hormonal and/or brain networks. The medial amygdala (MeA) is abundant in ERs and regulates mood, endocrine, and metabolic stress responses; therefore we tested the hypothesis that E2 in the MeA mitigates emotional and metabolic dysfunction in a rodent model of surgical menopause...
December 14, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231609/-manual-acupuncture-versus-electroacupuncture-for-menopausal-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Caiyuzhu Wen, Yafei Liu, Xiaoli Pan, Zhen Mao, Li Zhou, Hongxing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on menopausal symptoms between manual acupuncture (MA) and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into an MA group (25 cases) and an EA group (25 cases). In the MA group, the regular needling technique and pseudo-EA were used at Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). In the EA group, the acupoints were the same as the MA group and stimulated with EA and pseudo-MA (no manipulation applied in treatment), with disperse-dense wave, 10 Hz/50 Hz, 0...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221848/menopausal-related-symptoms-in-women-one-year-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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Melissa Mazor, Kathryn Lee, Anand Dhruva, Janine K Cataldo, Steven M Paul, Michelle Melisko, Betty J Smoot, Jon D Levine, Charles Elboim, Yvette P Conley, Christine Miaskowksi
CONTEXT: Approximately 60% to 100% of women with breast cancer experience at least one menopausal-related symptom. Little is known about associations between menopausal status and symptoms in women 12 months after breast cancer surgery. OBJECTIVE: Purpose of this study was to evaluate for differences in occurrence, severity, and distress of symptoms between pre- and post-menopausal women 12 months after breast cancer surgery. METHODS: Women with breast cancer (n=327) completed the Menopausal Symptoms Scale, that evaluated the occurrence, severity, and distress of 46 common menopausal-related symptoms...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221473/prevalence-of-somatic-and-urogenital-symptoms-as-well-as-psychological-health-in-women-aged-45-to-55-attending-primary-health-care-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lena Rindner, Gunilla Strömme, Lena Nordeman, Margareta Wigren, Dominique Hange, Ronny Gunnarsson, Gun Rembeck
BACKGROUND: Women's physical and mental ill-health such as stress-related symptoms, depression, pain, hypertension and urogenital health shows a marked increase around the ages 45-55 years. These women are an important group for Primary Health Care (PHC) due to their prevalent symptoms and illnesses. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of somatic, psychological and urogenital symptoms in women aged 45-55 attending PHC and evaluate factors associated with severe symptoms...
December 8, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216870/prevalence-and-severity-of-menopause-symptoms-among-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women-aged-30-49%C3%A2-years-in-gulele-sub-city-of-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Engida Yisma, Natnael Eshetu, Stephanie Ly, Berhanu Dessalegn
BACKGROUND: Menopause is a natural phenomenon occurring as women approach middle-age. It is characterized by declining of ovarian function and onset of the last menstrual period and subsequent 12-month cessation of menstruation. Due to a growing aging population and longer life expectancies, sub-Saharan African women will spend a significant portion of their lives in postmenopause. Menopausal symptom research has been primarily conducted on Caucasian women from high-income countries. Understanding menopause symptom prevalence and perceptions among diverse women in Ethiopia will better inform reproductive health care...
December 8, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200839/prediction-of-risk-of-depressive-symptoms-in-menopausal-women-based-on-hot-flash-and-sweating-symptoms-a-multicentre-study
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Yanwei Zheng, Yibei Zhou, Jiangshan Hu, Jieping Zhu, Qi Hua, Minfang Tao
Objective: The present study aimed to develop a symptom-based (namely, hot flashes and sweating) scoring system for predicting the risk of depressive symptoms in menopausal women via a multicentre cross-sectional survey. Methods: The data examined in the present study were obtained from 1,004 women aged 40-60 years who underwent physical examination at A Hospital. The basic information was obtained using a questionnaire-based survey. A self-rating depression scale was used to obtain the depressive symptom scores, while the Kupperman Menopausal Index was used to obtain the scores for the frequency of hot flashes and sweating...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199875/using-position-emission-tomography-to-investigate-hormone-mediated-neurochemical-changes-across-the-female-lifespan-implications-for-depression
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Rachel G Zsido, Arno Villringer, Julia Sacher
Ovarian hormones, particularly oestrogen and progesterone, undergo major fluctuations across the female lifespan. These hormone transition periods, such as the transition from pregnancy to postpartum, as well as the transition into menopause (perimenopause), are also known to be times of elevated susceptibility to depression. This study reviews how these transition periods likely influence neurochemical changes in the brain that result in disease vulnerability. While there are known associations between oestrogen/progesterone and different monoaminergic systems, the interactions and their potential implications for mood disorders are relatively unknown...
December 4, 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189084/depressive-symptoms-and-their-risk-factors-in-midlife-women-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-review
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M Azizi, E Fooladi, M Masoumi, T Geran Orimi, F Elyasi, S R Davis
INTRODUCTION: Women may experience different menopausal symptoms across different cultures around the world. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and contributing factors of depression in midlife women in the Middle East. METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Web of Science, SCOPUS, and Google scholar were searched. The quality of articles was assessed by using the risk of bias tool. RESULTS: Sixteen articles were used for this review...
November 30, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170148/a-group-of-500-women-whose-health-may-depart-notably-from-the-norm-protocol-for-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Christoph Schnelle, Eunice J Minford, Vanessa McHardy, Jane Keep
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal studies of women's health often seek to identify predictors of good health. Research has shown that following simple guidelines can halve women's mortality. The ongoing Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health (ALSWH) shows that Australian women are getting better at reducing their smoking and alcohol use, and are generally diligent about attending recommended health screenings, but are becoming less successful at dealing with obesity. There are communities of women who live unusually healthy lives (Rosetans, Seventh-Day Adventists, traditional Japanese women), but their lifestyles are unlikely to be adopted widely...
November 23, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167038/oral-contraceptives-positively-affect-mood-in-healthy-pms-free-women-a-longitudinal-study
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Danielle A Hamstra, E Ronald de Kloet, Mischa de Rover, Willem Van der Does
OBJECTIVE: Menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptives (OC) use influence mood and cognition and these effects may be moderated by the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) genotype. The effect of menstrual cycle phase on mood may be increased if participants know that this is the focus of study. We assessed aspects associated with reproductive depression such as mood, interpersonal sensitivity, affect lability and depressive cognitions in MR-genotyped OC-users and naturally cycling (NC) women in a carefully masked design...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150165/effects-of-programmed-exercise-on-depressive-symptoms-in-midlife-and-older-women-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Faustino R Pérez-López, Samuel J Martínez-Domínguez, Héctor Lajusticia, Peter Chedraui
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the effect of programmed exercise on depressive symptoms (DSs) in midlife and older women. METHODS: We carried out a structured search of PubMed-Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, Embase, Cochrane Library and Scielo, from database inception through June 29, 2017, without language restriction. The search included the following terms: "depression", "depressive symptoms", "exercise", "physical activity", "menopause", and "randomized controlled trial" (RCTs) in midlife and older women...
December 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112595/risk-factors-associated-with-intensity-of-climacteric-symptoms-in-brazilian-middle-aged-women-a-population-based-household-survey
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Jeffrey Frederico Lui-Filho, Adriana Orcesi Pedro, Luiz Francisco Baccaro, Lucia Costa-Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with the intensity of climacteric somatovegetative, psychological, and urogenital symptoms among middle-aged women in the Metropolitan Region of Campinas, Brazil. METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based household survey was conducted with 749 women aged 45 to 60 years. The dependent variable was the intensity of menopausal symptoms assessed using the Menopause Rating Scale. The independent variables were sociodemographic data, health-related habits and problems, self-perception of health, and gynecological background...
November 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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