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Case studies of two menopausal women to illustrate the role of psychosocial influences Case one

  title={Case studies of two menopausal women to illustrate the role of psychosocial influences Case one},
  author={A. Deeks},
The influence of endocrine function on the mood of the menopausal woman continues to be debated and researched. While many women present at the menopause with depression and anxiety, the reasons for these mood disorders cannot be attributed to menopause status alone. The influence of psychological factors, lifestyle, body image, interpersonal relationships, role, and sociocultural factors in predicting levels of depression and anxiety in the menopausal patient cannot be ignored. This chapter… Expand


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