A Clinician's Guide to Menopause

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Donna E. Stewart, Gail Erlick Robinson
Health Press International, 1997 - Medical - 243 pages
Today, most women can expect to live at least one-third of their life after menopause. As the baby-boom generation ages and the number of women who have reached menopause grows, it is essential for all mental health professionals to have a comprehensive knowledge of both the physical and the psychiatric aspects of menopause in order to provide the best possible patient care.

Written by international authorities in psychiatry, gynecology, psychology, nursing, sociology, and internal medicine, "A Clinician's Guide to Menopause" is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary resource for the care and treatment of menopausal and postmenopausal women. This important guide explores menopause from a number of different perspectives and familiarizes clinicians with the medical issues associated with menopause, including physiology, symptomatology, risk factors, the medical evaluation, and hormone therapy and other medical treatments. It then covers psychiatric aspects of menopause, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic treatments, and multicultural and quality of life issues. Numerous case vignettes illuminate common problems and their resolutions. This book will provide clinicians with a useful physical, psychiatric, and multidimensional context for their care of female patients.

Furnished with this broader, multidisciplinary perspective on menopause, all health care professionals who treat female patients can provide improved care and maintain patients' quality of life during this transition.

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