The study Depression, Anxiety and Fear of Death In Postmenopausal Women involved 485 postmenopausal Turkish women aged between 35 and 78 years.

Depression, Anxiety and Fear of Death In Postmenopausal Women

What did the study Depression, Anxiety and Fear of Death In Postmenopausal Women confirm?

In New Study Confirms High Prevalence of Depression In Postmenopausal Women dated 01 July 2020, the North American Menopause Society elaborate on:

“Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70% of women transitioning into menopause. A new study not only confirms the high prevalence of depression but also the greatest risk factors for it in postmenopausal women, as well as any relationships with anxiety and fear of death. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)”.

Study Findings

For the study Depression, Anxiety and Fear of Death In Postmenopausal Women what was noted about the findings?

In New Study Confirms High Prevalence of Depression In Postmenopausal Women Dr. Stephanie Faubion, the NAMS’s Medical Director noted:

“The findings of this study involving postmenopausal Turkish women are consistent with existing literature and emphasize the high prevalence of depressive symptoms in midlife women, particularly those with a history of depression or anxiety, chronic health conditions, and psychosocial factors such as major stressful life events”. “Women and the clinicians who care for them need to be aware that the menopause transition is a period of vulnerability in terms of mood”, says Dr. Stephanie Faubion, NAMS Medical Director”.

Healthcare Provider

What can it be important to remember during menopause?

In Depression: How Health Professionals Can Help – Remember the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health remind us:

Depression, Anxiety and Fear of Death In Postmenopausal Women

  • “Depression is common
  • It is not a sign of weakness
  • It is nothing to be ashamed about
  • It can be treated”.

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Last Updated: 02 July 2020 – Last Revised: 02 July 2020
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