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Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: The last menstrual period. Permanent cessation of menses (MENSTRUATION) is usually defined after 6 to 12 months of AMENORRHEA in a woman over 45 years of age. In the United States, menopause generally occurs in women between 48 and 55 years of age.

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

27.2 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Manic depressive, July 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/26
Scope and Contents "This woman is described as very high strung, flies into tempers with everybody, particularly her daughter. Nags a lot. Family life unhappy owing to friction with her daughter. This woman is probably coming to the Clinic - menopausal depression - suspicious. PC agrees. This woman has funny ideas. She used to live on a remote farm which she liked very much. She turned against it after her son died and made her husband leave it - they have been in several houses since but she has never...
Dates: Other: July 1945

15.65 Female, Single, 55-64 yrs, Involutional melancholia, Physical illness or invalidism, January 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/14
Scope and Contents "Diagnosis: Melancholia (probably menopausal - symptons were voices, delusions of poison, later apathetic and negativistic - had to be tube fed.) Had been a laundry worker. One illegitimate son. Housing: patient now lives with brother, fairly clean, not over-crowded. "Little dungeon of a place". Patient is still strange in manner. Nurse confirms - this woman is now a heart case. Dr. confirms - very bad heart, half-bats."
Brother (15.64) in study.
Dates: Other: January 1946

18.58 Female, Widowed, Over 65 yrs, Senile and Arterio-sclerotic psychoses, June 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/17
Scope and Contents "Definitely senile, has gallstones too, practically bedridden. Widow. Married daughter looks after her. Another daughter had a mental breakdown at the menopause, thought she was being poisoned by Stilboestrol. Now well."
Son 18.57
Dates: Other: June 1947

19.73 Female, Widowed, 45-54 yrs, Hysteria, September 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/18
Scope and Contents 'Sergeant says that she seems very excitable and highly strung - he thinks it is the change of life. Keeps house for her father, a very old man. They had had a young man staying with them as a lodger and she had taken money from her father to give to him.'
Dates: Other: September 1947

22.35 Female, Single, 45-54 yrs, Anxiety Neurosis, May 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/21
Scope and Contents 'Attended OPC. Diagnosis - Anxiety state. History of throbbing in the head, buzzing in the ears and palpitations for the past 12 years. Neurotic prolongations of the symptoms of menopause. Father and mother dead. Mother married again, patient keeps house for her stepfather. Very circumscribed existence.'
Dates: Other: May 1946

23.43 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Hysteria, Physical illness or invalidism, June 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/22
Scope and Contents "This woman is very hysterical, always complaining about herself though there is not much wrong with her. Menopausal."
Dates: Other: June 1946

28.99 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Hysteria, October 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/27
Scope and Contents "A menopausal case with palpitations, funny feelings. Parents dead. Husband a coal merchant. Nurse: Very highly strung and hysterical. Her husband and she look through you when they meet you on the road. [Male informant] does not think she is neurotic, she is a cheery, happy-go-lucky sort. Husband works in a mill, well doing folk."
Relatives in survey: sibling 28.222
Dates: Other: October 1946

30.71 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Involutional melancholia, October 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/29
Scope and Contents "For the last 6 months this woman has been feeling absolutely done. Has slight vaginitis. Dr thinks she is menopausal and neurotic. Recommended Stilboestrol. [Male informant] confirms that she is easily depressed, impressionable. Very nice family, pleasant people. Nurse - clean house, comfortable, delicate woman. Children grown up, all very pretty, rather gay."
Dates: Other: October 1946

31.87 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Involutional melancholia, November 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/30
Scope and Contents "This woman is menopausal. Her husband left to take a job in Glasgow and she did not like the change, just sat and wept and wept, would not go out or talk to anybody. Really depressed. Husband had to give up job and return. Is now better but would easily become a CR case."
Dates: Other: November 1945

44.20 Female, Married, 45-54 yrs, Involutional melancholia, April 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/41
Scope and Contents "This woman was seen at the clinic and diagnosed as climacteric neurosis. History of ill health for years - chronic dysentery, sore back, antrum, appendicectomy. Husband suffers from depression. [male informant] thinks that she has had cancer. She is a very hard working woman - husband does not show her much consideration. There are rumours that he has other lady friends, does not know about depression."
Relatives in survey: 44.49
Dates: Other: April 1945