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Stress and Midlife

This series highlights key questions confronting women and clinicians regarding stress and its impact on health and functioning during the midlife years.

  1. To examine the undesirable stressful life events midlife women experience, including: 1) which life events midlife women reported most frequently; 2) which life events women rated as most undesirable; and 3) w...

    Authors: Annette Joan Thomas, Ellen Sullivan Mitchell and Nancy Fugate Woods
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2019 5:1
  2. Women in mid-life experience unique stressors, including transitions within their family roles, informal caregiving, job stress, and perceived discrimination. The impact of these stressors on cardiovascular he...

    Authors: Andrea L. Stewart, Ummul-Kiram Kathawalla, Alexandra G. Wolfe and Susan A. Everson-Rose
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:11
  3. Stress has been implicated as a factor in the presence and severity of symptoms during the menopausal transition. Our primary aim was to test the hypothesis that stress-sensitive biological measures and self-r...

    Authors: Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Laura Huicochea-Gómez, Diana Cahuich-Campos, Dana-Lynn Ko’omoa-Lange and Daniel E. Brown
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:9
  4. Because the ovarian follicle pool is established in utero, adverse exposures during this period may be especially impactful on the size and health of the initial follicle endowment, potentially shaping traject...

    Authors: Maria E. Bleil, Paul English, Jhaqueline Valle, Nancy F. Woods, Kyle D. Crowder, Steven E. Gregorich and Marcelle I. Cedars
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:5
  5. Stress is ubiquitous in everyday life, and chronic stress can have negative consequences for health and social welfare. Although a growing body of research addresses the relationships between stress, health, a...

    Authors: Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Nicole Jaff and Nancy Fugate Woods
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:4
  6. In women, midlife is a period of social and physiological change. Ostensibly stressful, cross-sectional studies suggest women experience decreasing stress perceptions and increasing positive outlook during thi...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hedgeman, Rebecca E. Hasson, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, William H. Herman and Siobán D. Harlow
    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:2