Cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness can help manage menopausal symptoms

Women going through menopause may benefit from psychological interventions such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and behaviour-based therapies, to help manage their symptoms, finds a review of the available evidence published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today.

Psychological treatments were shown to reduce the bother felt by women suffering from hot

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Please cite this article as:

Van Driel CMG, Stuursma AS, Schroevers MJ, Mourits MJE, de Bock GH. Mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and behaviour-based therapy for natural and treatment-induced menopausal symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

DOI: BJOG 2018; https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.15153

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