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The general objective of this study is to advance insight into non-pharmacological treatments for maturing women that impact psychological health and wellbeing of women adapting to menopause, a natural but often challenging developmental milestone.
This exploratory study proposes to expand the knowledge in the menopausal literature and evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy (CBGT) in reducing problematic vasomotor symptoms, reducing daily interference and improving quality of life. The study will include two homogenous peri- or post-menopausal cohorts (African-American and Caucasian) with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. The intervention will be delivered in groups of 6 to 10 participants per group of both race/ethnicities in an outpatient setting during a 6-week time period. The participants will be assessed on the degree of hot flash problem rating, hot flash related daily interference, and menopause quality of life at screening, baseline, and post-treatment. Participants will also be assessed using the following predictor variables at the same time points: body mass index (BMI), level of perceived stress, severity of depression, severity of anxiety level of pleasure, severity of mania, hot flash beliefs and severity of couple's conflict.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy
University Hospitals Case Medical Center - Mood Disorders Program
University Hospital Case Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-08-10T08:08:21-0400
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The menopause is a natural event for all women; the ovaries no longer produce estrogen and progesterone. This can be due to natural aging (usual age of onset is 51 years), or through chemotherapy and surgery on the ovaries. The changing balance of the ho...