The Brain Fog of Menopause

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The Brain Fog of Menopause

Dr. Pauline Maki, professor of psychiatry and psychology at UIC, is quoted in an article in the New York Times on menopause. Maki recently published an editorial in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology in which she described ‘brain fog’ often associated with menopause. “The most helpful thing we can do is to normalize these experiences for women who are transitioning through the menopause and let them know that women’s brains are sensitive to fluctuating levels of estrogen, both in terms of cognitive ability and mood,” Dr. Maki said.

Read more at: New York Times

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Pauline Maki PhD

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Director of Women’s Mental Health Research Program
  • Senior Director of Research, Center for Research on Women and Gender

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