Encyclopedia of Geropsychology

Living Edition
| Editors: Nancy A. Pachana

Mood and Cognition in Aging Women

  • Cassandra SzoekeEmail author
  • Katherine Campbell
  • Katherine Burn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_340-1



Empty nest – post-parenting period occurring after all children have left the family home.

Mental health – an umbrella term encompassing emotional and cognitive health.

Follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) – a hormone essential to pubertal development menstrual cycle and fertility.

Estradiol – the primary female sex hormone.

Final menstrual period (FMP) – the last menstrual period signifying the onset of postmenopause.

“Disability-adjusted life years” (DALYs) – represent the number of years lost due to illness, disability, or early death.

Women’s Mental Health

Women have a disproportionally high representation of cognitive and mental health disorders. Two-thirds of those with dementia are women (Alzheimer’s Association 2014), with more women than...


Depressive Symptom Mood Disorder White Matter Volume Menopausal Transition Reproductive Aging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassandra Szoeke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katherine Campbell
    • 2
  • Katherine Burn
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital, Consultant Neurologist Department of Neuroscience, Melbourne HealthThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Clinical Psychologist, Department of PsychiatryThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Medicine - Royal Melbourne HospitalThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia