Menopause and the Mind: The Complete Guide to Coping with the Cognitive Effects of Perimenopause and Menopause Including: +Memory Loss + Foggy Thinking + Verbal Slips Paperback – Apr 20 2000
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Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A significant heads-up for women over 30, along with reassurance and a detailed action plan....This book offers validation and hope.
Stanley J. Birge, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Washington University School of Medicine Insightful....Brings [the] emotional and cognitive changes associated with estrogen loss out of the closet, empowering women to seek readily available strategies to modify these changes.
From the Back Cover
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.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Anyone with internet access can judge its size for themselves by logging onto the excellent PUBMED site on any search engine - it accesses the full scientific and medical literature in the National Library of Medicine. Anyone can punch in "estrogen AND the brain" on this site and read actual abstracts (or just titles) of the thousands of articles that now document the effects of estrogen on the brain - predominantly beneficial effects - in humans and in animals. In the year 2000 alone, hundreds of new studies documenting this association have been reported.
As a baby boomer, I am aging today and need to know what options I have to weigh until the ideal studies come out over the decades to come.
I found Dr. Warga's synthesis of this material a wonderful, clear and easy read and more than fair-minded. I feel she bent over backwards in the book to warn off women, who for personal reasons, shouldn't take estrogen. In the book, she's far from dogmatic in pushing estrogen on everyone for the mind changes she describes. I thought I was going crazy or had early, early Alzheimer's disease before I read about the symptoms of the WHM Syndrome and read what could reverse it.Read more ›
I think the author damages her credibility by giving her credit for 'discovering' menopause. That said - there is so much in this book that will make sense to many, and I am grateful to know that I'm not the only one who gets nervous trying to navigate traffic in the big city.
Most recent customer reviews
This book was excellent in helping me understand what was happening to me. It did not do a very good job of covering treatment options. Read morePublished on June 21 2003 by Brainsurg
Dr. Warga may or may not have something to say about menopause and the mind, but for the life of me, I can't decipher her writing. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2001