What is included in the patient education about mood disorders during menopause?

Updated: Jan 30, 2019
  • Author: Nita V Bhatt, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ana Hategan, MD, FRCPC  more...
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Patients may benefit from learning that mood symptoms are not uncommon during menopause. Providing education about depressive symptoms can help women understand their experiences and recognize depression as a treatable illness. Family members may also benefit from learning about the symptoms of major depression and the association of its onset with the menopausal transition. This information may help them understand changes they observe in their family member.


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