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“ADHD Med Helps Women with Cognitive Challenges of Menopause”

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This article on Psych Central was last reviewed on June 12, 2015 and discusses a recent study that could offer hope to women in menopause who experience executive function based cognitive issues, not attributed to any other condition, could benefit from medication used to treat ADHD to improve their ability to act effectively with regards to executive function.  The symptoms seen are very similar to those experienced by people with ADHD.

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the lit...

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Women and mental health: Warning signs and getting help”

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This April 24, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about the mental health needs of women and some of the things that may be impacting a woman’s mental health or even whether they seek help.

“Women’s Hormones and Mental Health”

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This Woman’s Wellness Corner article on the PsychCentral  website talks about some of the ways women’s hormones can both effect and mimic various mental illnesses

“Thousands of Pennsylvania women could lose some health coverage”

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about a change to Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program that will affect about 90,000 women.  The article includes details about what women can do to  make sure they continue to receive coverage for female health needs.

“Women vets have a friend in Pennsylvania”

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This August 7, 2014 Pocono Record article talks about efforts being made to better meet the needs of female Veterans in the VA.  Women are advocating for more female specific services in an administration that has been setup with a focus on the medical needs of men.  The article suggests there may be a lack of OB/GYN services in the VA and the not all of them offer this which means women either don’t receive basic care or have to travel further for basic gender based care then their brothers-in-arms would for their gender specific care.

Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Study Suggests Mental ‘Fog’ of Menopause Is Real”

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This article dated March 20, 2012 found on Philly.com, talks about recent studies that show that the “Mental fog” women typically face during menopause is probably a normal thing.  based on the article, they think that it might be caused by changes in Estrogen that effect memory, but unfortunately are next to impossible to measure.  the good news is that menopause related fogginess appears to be temporary.

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