Which of the following is a true statement regarding the psychological symptoms of the climacteric?
|A||They are considerably less important than hormone levels|
|B||They commonly include insomnia, irritability, frustration, and malaise|
|C||They are related to a drop in gonadotropin levels|
|D||They are not affected by environmental factors|
They commonly include insomnia, irritability, frustration, and malaise
a. Psychological symptoms during the climacteric occur at a time when much is changing in a woman’s life.
b. Steroid hormone levels are dropping, and the menses is stop ping.
c. However, studies show these two factors to be unrelated to emotional symptoms in most women.
d. Many factors, such as hormonal, environmental, and intrapsychic elements, combine to cause the symptoms of the climacteric such as insomnia; vasomotor instability (hot flushes, hot flashes); emotional lability; and genital tract atrophy with vulvar, vaginal, and urinary symptoms.