Neuroscience

Hippocampus in women changes in sync with hormones

Although it has already been known for some time that the brain does not remain rigid in its structure even in adulthood, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences made a surprising discovery: ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Perinatal psychiatry, birth trauma and perinatal PTSD

It is now blatantly clear that a woman's increased vulnerability to developing PTSD is closely linked to that fact that, when compared to a man, she is much more likely to be the victim of the toxic traumas of childhood sexual ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

PMS, PMDD linked to increased odds of bulimia nervosa

(HealthDay)—Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are associated with increased odds of bulimia nervosa (BN), but not with binge-eating disorder (BED), according to a study published in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

SSRIs recommended as first treatment choice for PMDD

(HealthDay)—Antidepressants are the first treatment choice for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), according to a new research review published in the September issue of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Formal recognition of PMDD will lift stigma for women

A decision to recognise premenstrual dysphoric disorder as a genuine psychiatric condition will finally provide “validation for this awful and poorly understood” syndrome and alleviate the stigma attached to it, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Severe PMS may last longer than thought

(HealthDay) -- For years, women with the severe form of premenstrual syndrome known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) were told that their symptoms should subside the day menstruation begins.

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