Association of Mindfulness and Stress with Menopausal Symptoms in Midlife Women

A Mayo Clinic research team, lead by Dr. Richa Sood, has recently published a study that found that mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, and may be especially helpful for women grappling with anxiety, depression, and irritability.  Over 1,700 patients at Mayo’s Women’s Health Clinic participated during a two year period; researchers found that women reporting higher mindfulness scores reported fewer menopausal symptoms, and the higher the women’s perceived level of stress, the greater the link between higher mindfulness and reduced menopausal symptoms.  ARTICLE


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