Cognitive behavioral therapy improves hot flashes, depression in menopause

Perimenopausal and postmenopausal women assigned to a cognitive behavioral therapy program targeting a broad range of common symptoms for 12 weeks reported an improvement in bothersome hot flashes, sleep problems, depressive symptoms and sexual concerns compared with women assigned to a waitlist, according to findings published in Menopause.

“Many women experience adverse symptoms during the menopausal transition, including hot flashes or night sweats, depression, sleep difficulties, anxiety, urogenital complaints and sexual concerns,” S_L
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