Other Treatments for Menstrual Disorders

Therapy

If your amenorrhea is caused by an eating disorder, too much exercise, or high levels of stress, you may want to think about working with a therapist. There are many types of therapy. Talk with a therapist to find out which type will work for you. Some types are:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This type of therapy will help you look at your feelings and thought patterns, learn to interpret them in a more realistic way, and use coping methods to real-life situations.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy may help you understand and cope with worries about your relationships that may be causing or worsening stress in your life. This therapy can also help your communication skills and self-esteem.

Group Support

There are many types of group therapy. Groups may be part of an inpatient or outpatient program, be led by a private therapist, or exist on their own. They can cover coping methods, body image, eating, spirituality, family issues, art therapy, or a mix of topics.

Family Therapy

Complex family behaviors and attitudes often play a role in eating disorders and stress. Many people can't get better unless their families know their roles in the problem and make changes. Close family members need to understand the disorder and support the patient.

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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardBeverly Siegal, MD, FACOG
Last Updated: 10/29/2018

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