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MENOPAUSAL MOOD CHANGES
Menopausal women often experience mood, cognitive and behavioral changes including:
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Whole body: fatigue, night sweats, osteoporosis, hot flashes, or sweating.
- Sleep: early awakening or insomnia.
- Menstrual: absence of menstruation or irregular menstruation.
- Hair: dryness or loss of scalp hair.
- Other: anxiety, dry skin, irritability, moodiness, reduced sex drive, or vaginal dryness.
Women with a history of mood changes associated with menses, pregnancy or the postpartum period are at risk of developing more severe mood changes after menopause.
The purpose of this study is to:
It is thought that, as a woman’s reproductive hormones and melatonin decrease with age, she may experience sleep, mood and behavioral disturbances brought about by changes in her circadian rhythms.
Women who are:
- determine the effects of sleep and light therapy on mood and sleep.
- in both healthy menopausal women and those experiencing mood changes.
May be eligible to participate.
- between the ages of 50 and 75.
- no longer have regular menstrual cycles.
- do not smoke.
- do not use hormonal therapy.
- not on certain medications.
*** Compensation up to $650 ***
Diagnostic evaluation and intervention will be provided