Female attitudes to menopause

@article{Maoz2005FemaleAT,
  title={Female attitudes to menopause},
  author={B. Maoz and N. Dowty and A. Antonovsky and H. Wijsenbeek},
  journal={Social psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={35-40}
}
SummaryThe universal phenomenon of climacterium in women has received little attention from psychiatrists, except in the case of extreme emotional reactions, the “involutional psychoses”. This study was intended to explore the responses of a broad range of women to the changes of climacterium. As a pilot study, it was guided only by the general expectation that a woman's response to menopause would be influenced by her response to earlier psychosexual events. Fifty-five women of diverse ethnic… 

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