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The menstrual cycle and mood disorders.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Affective Disorders
0165-0327
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
2-3
Pages
193–200
Identifiers
PMID: 8300978
Source
Medline

Abstract

Greater attention to the possible effects of the menstrual cycle on the course of mood disorders in women has revealed that, at least for a subset of women with mood disorders, the premenstrual phase of the cycle may be a period of increased vulnerability for the appearance of a period of severe depression or for the worsening of an ongoing period of depression. The data supporting this conclusion and the implications for future research is summarized and discussed.

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