Mastering Menopause: Women's Voices on Taking Charge of the Change

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Deborah M. Merrillauthor

Deborah M. Merrill, PhD, is professor of sociology at Clark University. She teaches courses on families, medicine, aging, and methods. She is author of four previous books on later life families and intergenerational relationships.

Mastering Menopause: Women's Voices on Taking Charge of the Change

20191231

Praeger

Pages 208
Topics Changes to the Brain During Menopause;Couples (or Dialogue) Therapy;Feeling Out-of-Control in Menopause;History of Menopause;Impact of Menopause on Family Relationships;Impact of Menopause on Sex and Marriage;Managing Unresolved Conflict;Meditation and Difficult Emotions

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Mastering Menopause: Women's Voices on Taking Charge of the Change

Author(s): Merrill, Deborah;
Contributors: Merrill, Deborah;
Abstract:

Interviews with and case studies of women in the U.S., accompanied by research in this text, show how our perceptions, thoughts, and spiritual practices can help women through menopause without drugs and their potential side effects.

More and more women today are seeking natural ways to cope with menopause, including through mindfulness techniques and Eastern practices such as meditation. Women of various races, ages, and socioeconomic status interviewed at length for this study explain their experiences, victories, and setbacks in their quests to overcome this natural but body- and brain-altering change.

Complementing findings from her research with wider outside research, author Deborah Merrill explains how popular culture depictions, race, class, and education all alter women's perceptions of the meaning of menopause, and how those perceptions can complicate, exacerbate, or alleviate physical and psychological symptoms. She details the "medical view" that views menopause as a problem to be solved, rather than as a natural event. And, through women's words and case studies, she details psychospiritual approaches many are adopting to cope, instead of seeking potentially harmful medicines. Readers will find new insights, wisdom, and potential solutions in the array of voices, experiences, and paths taken and presented in this book.


  • Includes interviews with women of various races, socioeconomic statuses, and ages
  • Addresses the social meaning of menopause and portrayals in popular culture
  • Discusses how some women are turning to lifestyle and diet changes, as well as Eastern practices such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to cope with menopause
  • Includes appendices of meditations, dialogues, and resources

SortTitle: mastering menopause: women's voices on taking charge of the change
Keyword(s): Changes to the Brain During Menopause; Couples (or Dialogue) Therapy; Feeling Out-of-Control in Menopause; History of Menopause; Impact of Menopause on Family Relationships; Impact of Menopause on Sex and Marriage; Managing Unresolved Conflict; Meditation and Difficult Emotions
Author Info:
Deborah M. Merrillauthor

Deborah M. Merrill, PhD, is professor of sociology at Clark University. She teaches courses on families, medicine, aging, and methods. She is author of four previous books on later life families and intergenerational relationships.

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Print ISBN-13: 9781440874710
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 208
Publication Date: 20191231