Psychiatric morbidity and the menopause: clinical features.

  title={Psychiatric morbidity and the menopause: clinical features.},
  author={Clay Ballinger},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={1 6019},
A sample of 114 women from the general population aged 40-55 years were identified as possible psychiatric cases and subjected to a standardised psychiatric interview. Mean ratings for reported symptoms and observed abnormalities were assessed in relation to menopausal status. There was no evidence of any specific combination of symptoms and signs associated with the cessation of menstrual periods, though after the menopause insomnia and hypochondriacal preoccupations were more common. In… CONTINUE READING
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