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Study finds cognitive behavior therapy is helping women with menopause

June 11, 2019 - 4:00 am

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hot flashes, depression, and sleep disturbances are just three menopause related issues that can have an impact for women and activities of daily living.

Many people search for pharmaceutical, and so called natural options in the form of supplements, and these can be helpful.

However, according to a new report in the journal, menopause cognitive behavior therapy maybe underutilized as a tool for support.

Cognitive behavior therapy is a type of psychotherapy that teaches people coping strategies to deal with issues and classic symptoms of menopause were show to respond to this tool.

The authors of the study looked at this technique as another tool that could be used and be beneficial.