USMLE STEP 3 MCQ 18 : A 56 year old woman whose periods stopped five years ago has become increasingly depressed

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Question:
A 56 year old woman whose periods stopped five years ago has become increasingly depressed. She now feels life is no longer worth living and threatens suicide. The most helpful treatment would be

a) Referral to psychiatrist
b) Combined Oestrogen and progestogen replacement therapy
c) Dietary modification
d) vaginal estrogens
e) Mineral supplements


Correct Answer: A

Explanation:


Referral to psychiatrist would be necessary in this case because of the threat of suicide


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