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Letters NICE on menopause

NICE guidance on menopause: cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective non-hormonal intervention for managing vasomotor symptoms

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 03 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6434
  1. Myra S Hunter, professor of clinical health psychology1,
  2. Amanda Griffiths, professor2,
  3. Eleanor Mann, psychologist3,
  4. Rona Moss-Morris, professor4,
  5. Melanie Smith, clinical psychologist5,
  6. Pauline Slade, professor6
  1. 1Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Guy’s Campus, London SE1 9RT
  2. 2University of Nottingham, UK
  3. 3Medidata Solutions, London, UK
  4. 4King’s College London, UK
  5. 5Salford Pain Centre, Manchester, UK
  6. 6University of Liverpool, UK
  1. myra.hunter{at}

The full document of the first National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on diagnosis and management of menopause1 recommends (page 18) that GPs should:

“Give information to menopausal women and their family members or carers (as appropriate) about the following types of treatment for menopausal symptoms:

  • Hormonal, for …

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