Role of psychiatric comorbidity on cognitive function during and after the menopausal transition.
Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, Barbara R Sommer, Lorraine Dennerstein, Miglena Grigorova, Thomas Neylan, Krista Kotz, Gregg Richardson, Robert Rosenbaum
Expert Rev Neurother | Published : 2007
While cognitive complaints are common during the menopausal transition, measurable cognitive decline occurs infrequently, often due to underlying psychiatric or neurological disease. To clarify the nature, etiology and evidence for cognitive and memory complaints during midlife, at the time of the menopausal transition, we have critically reviewed the evidence for impairments in memory and cognition associated with common comorbid psychiatric conditions, focusing on mood and anxiety disorders, attention-deficit disorder, prolonged stress and decreased quantity or quality of sleep. Both the evidence for a primary effect of menopause on cognitive function and contrarily the effect of cognition..View full abstract