Reducing anxiety in menopausal women on HRT - any suggestions?
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- Responded 25 Sep 2019 · I could find very little on this and the articles did not specify if the person was already on HRT. One recent paper “Anxiety in Menopause: A Distinctly Different Syndrome?”  used qualitative methods to highlight a key theme: “The majority of women said they did not want to take medication for the anxiety. Overwhelmingly, the preferred management of symptoms included nonpharmacologic interventions.” The 2015 NICE guideline on the menopause  reported: “Consider CBT to alleviate low mood or anxiety that arise as a result of the menopause.” Finally, in 2017, the RCN published “Menopause. RCN guidance for nurses, midwives and health visitors” , some key passages include: “exercise can reduce stress, anxiety and likelihood of depression” And “cognitive behavioral therapies, including counseling may help to deal with life events that are causing anxiety” References 1) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1555415518311723 2) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23/resources/menopause-diagnosis-and-management-1837330217413 3) https://www.rcn.org.uk/-/media/royal-college-of-nursing/documents/publications/2017/november/pub-006329.pdf Conflict of interest declaration: None
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