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Participation in the 4th Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine / Covid-19

Menopause & Depression

Aegean College participated in the 4th Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine/Covid-19 University which took place on 29 - 31/10/2021.

Dr. Fiste Markella, Msc Psychologist, PhD Med in Psychiatric Hospital of Attica “Dromokaiteio”, Academic Director of the MSc CBT with Counselling Skills and MSc Clinical Psychology programmes of Aegean College, gave a speech about menopausal syndrome and depression.

Menopause & Depression: Τhe contribution of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycle. It’s diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s. During menopause you might experience anger or violent outbursts, crying, memory loss, anxiety, depressive disorder, sleep disturbances.

The present report aims to describe the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to depression, which occurs in menopause. Material from bibliographic case studies and review articles was used to derive the results.

The data showed the strong relationship between depression and menopause.

Overall, menopause is a normal phase of development as well as a healthy event in life. Nevertheless, because women may experience various disturbing symptoms, psychosocial support is needed to help alleviate them. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is a brief, targeted, educational, symptom-focused and effective model of treatment.


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