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Mulheres de corpo e alma: aspectos biopsicossociais da meia-idade feminina

DOI: 10.1590/S0102-79722004000200006

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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