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Menopause and the Mind: The Complete Guide to Coping with the Cognitive Effects of Perimenopause and Menopause Including: +Memory Loss + Foggy
Contributor(s): Warga, Claire (Author)

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ISBN: 0684854791     ISBN-13: 9780684854793
Publisher: Touchstone Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 1999
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Annotation: Are you between the ages of 35 and 60 and having trouble remembering your best friend's phone number? If this sounds familiar to you, take heart: Claire Warga's help and advice are on the way.

IN this groundbreaking book, Dr. Warga, a neuropsychologist, identifies the "mind misconnect" syndrome that causes unsettling events during perimenopause and menopause, noting that they are not signs of imminent madness but a natural part of aging.

Drawing upon cutting-edge brain research and many never-before-described cases, Warga provides the first scientific explanation for why the symptoms occur and reveals how they can be reversed or alleviated. She provides a self-assessment test to help readers determine whether they are experiencing "mind misconnect" syndrome and offers important information and advice on estrogen replacement therapy as well as non-hormonal treatments that mimic estrogen's mind-boosting effects. Her self-screening test, symptom chart, and treatment measurement technique are important tools every woman can use to assess her condition and progress over time, with or without her ob/gyn.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Health & Fitness | Women's Health - General
- Family & Relationships
- Self-help | Aging
Dewey: 618.175
LCCN: 99-11244
Physical Information: 0.99" H x 5.5" W x 8.64" (1.19 lbs) 416 pages
Themes:
- Sex & Gender - Feminine
 
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Publisher Description:
Are you between the ages of 35 and 60 and having trouble remembering your best friend's phone number? If this sounds familiar to you, take heart: Claire Warga's help and advice are on the way.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Warga, a neuropsychologist, identifies the "mind misconnect" syndrome that causes unsettling events during perimenopause and menopause, noting that they are not signs of imminent madness but a natural part of aging.

Drawing upon cutting-edge brain research and many never-before-described cases, Warga provides the first scientific explanation for why the symptoms occur and reveals how they can be reversed or alleviated. She provides a self-assessment test to help readers determine whether they are experiencing "mind misconnect" syndrome and offers important information and advice on estrogen replacement therapy as well as non-hormonal treatments that mimic estrogen's mind-boosting effects. Her self-screening test, symptom chart, and treatment measurement technique are important tools every woman can use to assess her condition and progress over time, with or without her ob/gyn.


Contributor Bio(s): Claire Warga, Ph.D., is a New York State -- licensed health psychologist and a researcher in behavioral neuroendocrinology. She trains health and mental health professionals, and women, in midlife research. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1999 March #5)
The author of the much-discussed 1997 New York magazine article "Estrogen and the Brain" aims to bring public and professional attention to a decade of new research on the link between hormonal change and lapses in the cognitive faculties of women in the years leading up to and during menopause. Citing studies that relate declining estrogen levels to a range of "slips" in memory, speech, thinking, attention span and sense of time and space, Warga makes a fascinating argument for the biological, even evolutionary basis of such behaviors in men as well as women. An advocate of hormone replacement therapy to reverse these symptoms, Warga, a Ph.D. in neuropsychology, is highly skilled at making science accessible to the general reader. The book's emphasis, however, is on identifying and establishing a medical syndrome the author calls WHMS, for Warga's Hormonal Misconnection Syndrome, that she contends is separate from the physical symptoms associated with menopause. Readers, especially women from 35 to 60, who have experienced frustrating and sometimes frightening "senior moments" may welcome the book, but they should understand that less than a quarter of it deals with treatment and coping strategies. For those unable or unwilling to take synthetic hormones, there are helpful suggestions about estrogen "mimics," including serotonin boosters, exercise and a dietary regimen that includes moderate amounts of sugar and caffeine. (Apr.) Copyright 1999 Publishers Weekly Reviews
 
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