Psychotherapy can help women benefit from midlife changes and challenges, from Harvard Women’s Health Watch

Many women think of midlife as the end of the line — a stage of life when it is too late to change roles, coping styles, or ways of relating to others. But midlife is a vital stage of personal development, one with unique challenges, reports the Harvard Women's Health Watch in its August 2011 issue. As in all other phases of life, midlife women must respond to (or initiate) changes in relationships, physical health, and work life.

It's never too late for women to seek the help they need to gain greater satisfaction in their lives. One avenue is psychotherapy. Women often benefit from professional help in adjusting to a range of issues that can arise in midlife, including:

Perimenopause – At a time when hormones are in a state of flux, women are especially susceptible to depression and other mood disorders.

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