Depression in Postmenopausal Women
Discusses physical and emotional changes and eight articles on the topic. Concludes that there is no evidence to support belief re: depression and menopause.
“The topic of depression in postmenopausal women was chosen because, although it is almost an “accepted fact” that postmenopausal women will suffer from depression, there seems to be little evidence to support the fact. As the human lifespan has grown longer with advances in the field of medicine, more women are living longer and are postmenopausal for a longer proportion of their lives. Any problems arising from menopause will have to be dealt with on a larger scale as the human lifespan increases and so it is important for medical and sociological reasons to define what these problems are and develop ways to treat them.”