Obstetrics & gynaecology

When premenstrual syndrome becomes debilitating

Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but some experience a severe and possibly disabling subset of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why women get PMS and why some are more affected

Women have been menstruating throughout history. So it's curious the earliest documented record of what we now know to be premenstrual syndrome (PMS) appeared pretty late in the game. In 1931, psychoanalyst Karen Horney described ...

Health

PMS: an update on solutions

(HealthDay)—Up to 75 percent of women experience PMS (premenstrual syndrome) with symptoms like anxiety, irritability and fatigue, health experts say.

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.

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