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dc.contributor.authorCollier, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorClare, Alicia
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-24T10:57:52Z
dc.date.available2021-11-24T10:57:52Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-09
dc.identifier.citationCollier, E., and Clare, A. (2021). 'Improving recognition and support for women experiencing the menopause'. Mental Health Practice, pp. 1-10.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/mhp.2021.e1590
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/626138
dc.description.abstractMenopause most commonly occurs in women aged 45-55 and may last for many years. The experience of menopause is a very individual one though many common symptoms are reported such as insomnia, hot flushes, anxiety and poor memory. Many workplaces have no recognition of the disabling effects that menopause can have nor any supportive infrastructure. Nor do workplaces have well informed managers or staff, unsurprising when women themselves often cannot recognise menopause. In addition, symptoms can be interpreted as mental illness. Medical research tends to conceptualise the psychological effects of menopause as psychiatric disorder, but this is not necessarily helpful when treatments for menopause will alleviate experiences rather than the potential inappropriate prescribing of antidepressants for example. Professional awareness is poor generally but there are many actions that can be taken to improve recognition and support; evaluate your services, introduction of specific assessment and information resources for staff and patients and also provide reasonable adjustments. Taking individual responsibility for improving knowledge and skills in this area will mean we can all contribute to a better and more effective environment for women where they feel that their needs are addressed, without having to wait for access to ‘specialist’ services, if available.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRCNen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.rcni.com/mental-health-practice/evidence-and-practice/improving-recognition-and-support-for-women-experiencing-the-menopause-mhp.2021.e1590/absen_US
dc.subjectMenopauseen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectWellbeingen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectSupport servicesen_US
dc.titleImproving recognition and support for women experiencing the menopauseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2047-895X
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBlueSCI Wellbeing Serviceen_US
dc.identifier.journalMental Health Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-07-14
refterms.dateFOA2021-11-24T10:57:53Z
dc.author.detail786137en_US


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