Psychosocial stress and symptoms of menopause: a comparative study of menopause clinic patients and non-patients.

@article{Ballinger1985PsychosocialSA,
  title={Psychosocial stress and symptoms of menopause: a comparative study of menopause clinic patients and non-patients.},
  author={Susan E Ballinger},
  journal={Maturitas},
  year={1985},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          315-27
        }
}
In much of the literature to date, the definition of climacteric symptoms has been based largely upon women who present for medical treatment of symptoms. It is already well recognised that patients (of all ages and both sexes) presenting for medical treatment tend to report themselves as suffering from more life stresses and from more neurotic symptoms than people in the general population. Life stress and adequacy of coping may thus be important factors in the incidence of symptomatology at… CONTINUE READING
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