Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

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Prigerson said this type of therapy might also be used to treat postmenopausal women suffering from these symptoms.

"Of course, scientifically, we can't generalize beyond the sample of women who experience menopausal symptoms as a result of treatment for breast cancer," she said. "But given that they found that [this type of therapy] worked on the distress associated with hot flashes and night sweats, then it would seem likely to generalize to menopausal symptoms experienced outside of this context."

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For more about psychotherapy, visit the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.

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