A Review of Symptoms Commonly Associated with Menopause: Implications for Clinical Neuropsychologists and Other Health Care Providers

Sidney O'Bryant, Anjali Palav, Robert J. McCaffrey

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Menopause is a process, either naturally or medically induced, that occurs in nearly all women at some point in life. Some of the most commonly reported symptoms associated with menopause are hot flushes/flashes, fatigue, headaches, irritability, insomnia, and depression. These symptoms overlap with symptoms commonly reported in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as well as postconcussive syndrome. This overlap between symptoms commonly associated with menopause and neuropsychological conditions makes it necessary to have the base rates of these symptoms and conditions available. The purpose of the present review was to consolidate the clinical literature on the most commonly reported menopausal symptoms and to calculate the base rates associated with these symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalNeuropsychology Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2003



  • Base rates
  • Neuropsychology of menopause
  • Symptoms of menopause

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