Does Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help to manage menopausal symptoms?

Does Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help to manage menopausal symptoms?

Women going through menopause are up to four times more likely to experience a major depressive episode. Subclinical depressive symptoms are also prevalent, with perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a structured psychological treatment with strong empirical support for mental health difficulties (eg, depression, anxiety) and health conditions (eg, chronic pain, cardiopulmonary disease).

CBT has been proposed as a low-risk treatment for vasomotor symptoms and has received some empirical support.

CBT group-based treatment (CBT-Meno) was designed to address a broad range of common physical and psychological menopausal symptoms.

In this episode Prof Wattar and Prof Talaulikar iscuss and critically appraise a randomised trial by Green et al on the effectiveness of CBT to improve menopausal symptoms.

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Link to the article: DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001363

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