Dysphoria and Mood Disorders in Menopause

  • Diego De Leo
  • Gaia Meneghel
Part of the Medical Science Symposia Series book series (MSSS, volume 11)


According to an International Health Foundation report, the psychic disorders which may be manifested in the climacteric, are present in 30–40% of cases [1]. The menopause may, on the other hand, exhibit itself as a totally natural event, unmarked by psychological trauma and unaccompanied by any specific symptom. In this respect, it has recently been observed that the women in the Mayan American Indian population of the Yucatan have an asymptomatic menopause, although the endocrinological and metabolic processes are exactly the same as in European women [2].


Generalize Anxiety Disorder Mood Disorder Estrogen Replacement Therapy Premenstrual Syndrome Brief Symptom Inventory 
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