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Menopause is Never Old News

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
A frank discussion about making the right choices in the menopausal transition and the belief that management of symptoms is certainly possible are great life lessons that mothers can give their daughters.
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Is It Depression or Menopause?

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S
Dr. Megan Riddle provides a thoughtful discussion of depression and the menopausal transition that will be helpful for women who need more than just a lifestyle change, meditation, exercise, or even hormone therapy for control of depression.
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Health · Menopause

Menopause and Eating Disorders

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
Both hormonal change and the stress of transition into a new life stage may affect women in midlife negatively. Early-onset menopause and its association with depression were discussed last month. Another unexpected mental health problem affecting women in midlife is the spectrum of eating disorders.
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Health · Menopause

Reinvention at 45, Part II (Ask Dr. Pat)

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Women are now bombarded about the symptoms of menopause and the options for its management. Here is a lesson plan for a summer of reinvention, based on goals, age, current lifestyle, health issues, and interest in managing the symptoms of the often decade-long menopausal transition in a positive way.

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Health · Menopause

Reinvention at 45 (Ask Dr. Pat)

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen

Menopause is never old news, because there is a new freshman class entering this life stage every year. Women are now bombarded about the symptoms and the options for management. Here is a lesson plan for a summer of reinvention, based on goals, age, current lifestyle, health issues, and interest in managing the symptoms of the often decade-long menopausal transition in a positive way.

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