Mental health and menopause: how to identify symptoms and offer support
RCN guidance on the psychological symptoms of the menopause
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) defines the menopause as the biological stage in a woman’s life when menstruation stops permanently. A woman is in the menopause when she has not had a period for 12 consecutive months.
The average age of the menopause is 51, although it varies between 45 and 57. Women may experience a variety of physical and psychological symptoms due to changing hormone levels.
The RCN has published a Menopause and Mental Health pocket guide to help nurses provide women with information on living well and managing menopause-related issues.
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