Journal article

Impact of menopausal status on negative mood and depressive symptoms in a longitudinal sample spanning 20 years

Katherine E Campbell, Lorraine Dennerstein, Sue Finch, Cassandra E Szoeke

MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Studies examining depressive symptoms and negative mood across the postmenopause are lacking, particularly those that examine prevalence in early and late postmenopause. This study examines negative mood and depressive occurrence in the menopausal stages to provide a better understanding of prevalence of mood disturbance during this period. METHODS: This study was a longitudinal assessment of variables drawn from an epidemiological prospective study of women's healthy aging. Scores were analyzed using general linear mixed models to determine whether there were reductions in negative mood across the stages of the menopausal transition, including the substages of the early and late ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Alzheimer's Association


Funding Acknowledgements

The Healthy Ageing Program (HAP) has received support from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC grants 547500, 1032350, and 1062133), Ramaciotti Foundation, Australian Healthy Aging Organisation, the Brain Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association (NIA320312), Australian Menopausal Society, Bayer Healthcare, Shepherd Foundation, Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Foundation, Collier Trust Fund, J.O. and J.R. Wicking Trust, Mason Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association of Australia, Alzheimer's Australia, and The Royal Australian College of Physicians. Inaugural funding was provided by VicHealth and NHMRC. The principal investigator of HAP (C.E.S.) is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council.