In a study including Latin American women 40 to 59 years of age who had not menstruated for more than 1 year (or had undergone a bilateral oophorectomy), 49.1% of the participants were depressed and 61.9% reported anxiety symptoms.  Although women with a history of psychiatric illness were excluded, rates of depression and anxiety observed in this study were higher than documented in previous studies.  Anxiety was independently associated with severe impairment of quality of life.


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Núñez-Pizarro JL, González-Luna A, Mezones-Holguín E, et al.  Association between anxiety and severe quality-of-life impairment in postmenopausal women: analysis of a multicenter Latin American cross-sectional study.  Menopause. 2017 Jan 23.


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