TITLE

Is Menopause Depressing? An Investigation of Three Perspectives

AUTHOR(S)
Lennon, Mary Clare
PUB. DATE
July 1987
SOURCE
Sex Roles;Jul87, Vol. 17 Issue 1-2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examines three perspectives in the literature about menopausal depression. According to one, the physiological changes of menopause result in increased psychological distress. Another approach proposes that menopause is most depressing for women who occupy traditional female gender roles. The third asserts that menopause is not especially depressing for most women. This study empirically examines three perspectives using data from two community surveys. These analyses suggest menopausal status may not be associated with depressive symptomatology, either directly or indirectly through traditional gender roles.
ACCESSION #
23816417

 

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