Depression is a symptom that many
women experience during their menstruating years. The key element that sets
apart PMS-related depression from other forms of depression is the timing of
symptoms. More than 150 different symptoms have been ascribed to PMS, but the
hallmark of PMS-related problems is their occurrence during the two weeks prior
to the onset of menstruation (around the time
of ovulation). Women suffering
from PMS-related depression report dramatic relief from their symptoms...
Katz VL, et al. (2007). Primary and secondary
dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. In LO
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Primary Medical Reviewer
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
June 8, 2010
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June 08, 2010
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