Dealing with Menopause
Menopause CBT Clinic can help with the most common psychological symptoms of menopausal transition such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, irritability, memory problems and sleep difficulties, among many others.
Treating menopause with CBT has a wealth of evidence that demonstrates effectiveness in helping address emotional difficulties relating to menopause, as well as associated difficulties such as managing change, coming to terms with feelings of loss (including loss of fertility), and (for some women) loss of identity as a woman.
Moreover, menopause counselling and CBT has also been shown to be effective in helping with the physical symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes and night sweats.
Overcoming Perimenopausal Depression
There is evidence to show that during the perimenopause,
women can experience an unique subtype of depression – Perimenopausal
Depression- that although shares some similarities with the common depression, it has its own specific characteristics.
As Perimenopausal Depression is triggered by the female
hormonal fluctuations (oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone), studies have shown that antidepressant medication is not effective in treating this type of depression. This is where CBT can be effective as a non hormonal menopause treatment.
To help you determine if you are struggling with ‘Perimenopausal depression’ and may benefit from CBT for Menopause, please click on the link below to fill in the Meno – D, Perimenopause Depression Scale.
This test is a clinically validated depression scale
developed in 2018 by Prof. J. Kulkarni and her team from Monash Albert
Psychiatry Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
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