“There are several women’s health conditions that are
associated with anxiety, for example, endometriosis,
polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause”.1

Umbrella

What may the Menopause Anxiety Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Menopause
  • Menopause Anxiety

Anxiety

What is anxiety?

DotS the definition of anxiety may vary. In Anxiety the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health’s (JH) definition is:

“Anxiety is a common condition. It’s a normal human reaction to stressful situations. Anxiety can make you feel nervous, worried, panicky and fearful.

There are several women’s health conditions that are associated with anxiety, for example, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause”.2

Perimenopause

Is there an association between perimenopause and anxiety?

In Menopause and Mental Health the Australasian Menopause Society note:

“While not a problem for everyone transitioning through menopause, the risk of mood changes and symptoms of depression and anxiety are higher during perimenopause, even in women without a history of major depression”.3

Anxiety Triggers

What are some anxiety triggers?

In Managing Anxiety: Practical Places To Start – Identify Your Triggers the JH explain:

“There are often things, known as triggers, that can lead to anxiety. These can be different for everyone. You can also have more than one trigger. You may not always be able to avoid your triggers, but when you recognise them, it can help you to manage your anxiety.

Common triggers include:

  • Caffeine, alcohol or tobacco
  • Stressful or loud environments
  • Tests or interviews
  • Socialising
  • Financial problems
  • Health concerns or medical check-ups
  • Relationship problems
  • Travelling
  • Side effects of some medicines
  • Phobias”.4

Anxiety Management

What is anxiety management?

In Managing Anxiety: Practical Places To Start the JH elaborate on:

Menopause Anxiety“It’s a good idea to try a range of self-help strategies. You might find different strategies work for different situations or symptoms. There is no right or wrong formula, so don’t be afraid to try them all”.5

Anxiety Management Strategies

What are some anxiety management strategies?

In Anxiety Management Strategies the (Australian) Beyond Blue elaborate on:

  • “Slow breathing…
  • Progressive muscle relaxation…
  • Stay in the present moment…
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle…
  • Small acts of bravery…
  • Challenge your self-talk…
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Plan worry time…
  • Get to know your anxiety…”.6

Online Programs and Apps

Are anxiety online programs and Apps available?

Depending on your Country, anxiety online programs and Apps may be available.

Your health care provider may know of your Country’s recommended anxiety online programs and Apps.

In Managing Anxiety: Online Programs and Apps the JH note:

“If you’re looking for information online, it is best to use websites, apps, and blogs from well-respected sources such as those with government backing or from an organisation with experts who understand anxiety”.7

Health Care Provider

What if I think I have anxiety or an anxiety disorder?

If you think you have anxiety or an anxiety disorder, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. In Looking After Yourself: Emotional Wellbeing – Talk To Your Doctor the JH explain:

“If you are experiencing strong emotions, anxiety or depression, see your doctor”.8

Health Topics A-Z

Where may I find Health Topics A-Z related to Menopause Anxiety?

In Health Topics A-Z you may find:

Links

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Sources

Where may I find the Sources quoted?

You may find the Sources quoted at:

Sources

  1. Anxiety. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/anxiety Accessed: 05 July 2024
  2. Anxiety. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/anxiety Accessed: 05 July 2024
  3. Menopause and Mental Health. Content Updated February 2023. Australasian Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org.au/health-info/fact-sheets/menopause-and-mental-health Accessed: 05 July 2024
  4. Managing Anxiety: Practical Places To Start – Identify Your Triggers. Last Updated: 04 December 2023 | Last Reviewed: 28 June 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/anxiety/managing-anxiety#practical-places-to-start Accessed: 05 July 2024
  5. Managing Anxiety: Practical Places To Start. Last Updated: 04 December 2023 | Last Reviewed: 28 June 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/anxiety/managing-anxiety#practical-places-to-start Accessed: 05 July 2024
  6. Anxiety Management Strategies. Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/mental-health/anxiety/treatments-for-anxiety/anxiety-management-strategies Accessed: 05 July 2024
  7. Managing Anxiety: Online Programs and Apps. Last Updated: 04 December 2023 | Last Reviewed: 28 June 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/anxiety/managing-anxiety#practical-places-to-start Accessed: 05 July 2024
  8. Looking After Yourself: Emotional Wellbeing – Talk To Your Doctor Last Updated: 19 January 2024 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/looking-after-yourself#emotional-wellbeing Accessed: 05 July 2024
Topic Last Updated: 10 July 2024 – Topic Last Reviewed: 05 July 2024

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