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Women in body and soul: biopsychosocial factors in menopause / Mulheres de corpo e alma: aspectos biopsicossociais da meia-idade feminina

Keywords: Middle-aged women , menopause , aging , finitude

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This study investigated biological, psychological and sociocultural aspects that interact in middle-aged women in order to better understand their feelings and experiences. The advent of the menopause — characterized by the end of the menstruation and by psychic and physical manifestations — imposes fundamental questions that, on the limit, may elicit depressive symptoms. Hormonal changes are implicated in the aging process, that point to the finitude. A feeling of not being themselves makes many women experience difficulties with losses inherent to this life period.

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