Female attitudes to menopause

  title={Female attitudes to menopause},
  author={Benjamin Maoz and Nancy Dowty and Aaron Antonovsky and Henricus Wijsenbeek},
  journal={Social psychiatry},
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… 

Ethnicity and adaptation to climacterium

The results show that, while some of the somatic menopausal symptoms are independent of ethnic origin, psychic and psychosomatic symptoms are more closely associated with this variable.


Menopause is a universal phenomenon, which not only marks the end of reproductive life of a woman, but also introduces her to a new phase of life. Studies across the world show that besides hormonal

Chapter 4: Sociocultural Issues in Menopause

1. Attitudes toward and beliefs about menopause vary historically and among cultures [C]. 2. Cross-cultural comparisons demonstrate that reported symptoms can vary significantly among countries and

Cultural issues and the menopause

The midlife is a time of emotional and hormonal upheaval for any woman so defining the effects on culture on her response is challenging, and this article seeks to place these different forces into context.

Is Menopause a Health Risk for Bengali Women

The result shows that women of this study group are not much concerned with menopause and menopausal problems and do not perceive this reproductive episode of their life as health risk, and it seems that the sociocultural perspective of the Bengali middle class epitomize menophere as uneventful.

Attitude Toward Menopause and Aging: A Study on Postmenopausal Women of West Bengal

The attitude of post menopausal women toward menopause and aging with respect to sociodemographic variables and postmenopausal years did not differ significantly among different groups, but it differed significantly when compared for residential status and per capita monthly household expenditure.

Twenty-five years later: A limited study of the sequelae of the concentration camp experience

SummaryThe central question raised is: To what extent does maladaptation and malfunctioning characterize survivors of the unimaginably extreme, prolonged trauma of the Nazi concentration camps, and

Oxidative stress in women with perimenopausal symptoms

It is found that women in perimenopause are under increased oxidative stress manifested by reduced PON1 A activity and elevated lipoperoxidation, DNA repair ability, and TAS and nutritional antioxidant supplementation may be an effective approach in improving menopausal symptoms.

Study of psychosocial factors in Japanese patients suffering from menopausal disorders

An attempt was made to extract psychosocial factors from Japanese cases of menopausal disorders in which the patients exhibited the impact of psychiatric elements and required counseling.



The menopausal syndrome; a study of case histories.

  • J. C. Donovan
  • Medicine
    American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
  • 1951


The unpalatable truth must be faced that all postmenopausal women are castrates and the presence in the blood of steroid compounds known as estrogens, sometimes called the “classical estrogens” because they were the first ones isolated and identified in the urine of pregnant women, is considered.

Psychochemotherapy: The physician's manual

This work is written clearly and interestingly and is beautifully produced and contains many innovations including the printing of the principles of local therapy on green pages so that the "reader" can locate this section easily in the Physician's Desk Reference.

A commentary of Freud's An Outline of Psychoanalysis.

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    The Psychoanalytic quarterly
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