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EEG Revealed That Fragrances Positively Affect Menopausal Symptoms in Mid-life Women

Title
EEG Revealed That Fragrances Positively Affect Menopausal Symptoms in Mid-life Women
Authors
Moon, Sun AeBae, JisubKim, KwangsuCho, Si YoungKwon, GusangLee, RanKo, Seung HoLim, SoyeonMoon, Cheil
DGIST Authors
Moon, Sun Ae; Bae, Jisub; Kim, Kwangsu; Cho, Si Young; Kwon, Gusang; Lee, Ran; Ko, Seung Ho; Lim, Soyeon; Moon, Cheil
Issue Date
2020-10
Citation
Experimental Neurobiology, 29(5), 389-401
Type
Article
Article Type
Article
Author Keywords
FragranceMiddle agedFemaleEEGDepressive symptomsAnxiety
Keywords
AROMATHERAPY MASSAGEDEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMSINCENSOLE ACETATEHORMONE-THERAPYBRAIN OXYTOCINSTRESSMOODTRANSITIONODORSALPHA
ISSN
1226-2560
Abstract
During mid-life, women experienced not only physical but also neurological transition. Because of this, many women suffer from physiological and/or psychological menopausal symptoms. Although hormone therapy (HT) was broadly used to alleviate menopausal symptoms, HT showed inconsistent effects in case of psychological symptoms. Moreover, mid-life women's brains have distinct characteristics than in other periods of life, it is needed to study psychological symptoms in shifted brain network of mid-life women. As an alternative, inhalation of fragrances may alleviate psychological menopausal symptoms. To characterize the alleviation mechanism by fragrances, we tested the effect of fragrances on menopausal symptoms using electroencephalographic (EEG) methods. We hypothesized that fragrance could restore mid-life women's brain response to stressful situations. We tested six fragrance conditions, including no-odor condition (solvent only) in twenty-eight mid-life women (49.75 years +/- 3.49). Our results showed that fragrances increased alpha power and decreased beta/alpha ratio depending on the severity of menopausal symptoms in a stressful situation. Our study would be helpful in psychological menopausal symptom alleviation as well as fragrance screening for well-being in mid-life. © Experimental Neurobiology 2020.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11750/12710
DOI
10.5607/en20036
Publisher
Korean Society for Neurodegenerative Disease
Related Researcher
  • Author Moon, Cheil Laboratory of Chemical Senses
  • Research Interests Brain convergent science based on chemical senses; olfaction; 감각신경계 기반 뇌융합과학; 후각 신경계
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Department of Brain and Cognitive SciencesLaboratory of Chemical Senses1. Journal Articles


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