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Inger Sundström-Poromaa
From a psychological perspective, the menstrual cycle has been a research topic for more than 50 years. The most recent menstrual cycle research has been driven by an increased interest in sex differences in neuroscience, and the urge to understand sex disparities in prevalence, clinical presentation, and treatment response in psychiatric or neurologic disorders. Indeed, the menstrual cycle is an excellent model of ovarian steroid influence on emotion, behavior, and cognition. This review summarizes the emotion-related and cognitive findings of methodologically sound menstrual cycle studies...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
Maria Mantzorou, Eleni Pavlidou, George Vasios, Eftychia Tsagalioti, Constantinos Giaginis
Numerous clinical trials have investigated the potential beneficial effects of curcumin supplementation against several human chronic diseases. Up to now, it has been claimed that curcumin consumption may exert beneficial effects against several chronic diseases by promoting human health and preventing diseases. In this aspect, the present review aims to critically collect and in-depth summarize the most recent, well-designed clinical studies evaluating the potential beneficial effects of curcumin consumption on human health promotion and disease prevention...
February 22, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Daisung Jang, Hillary Anger Elfenbein
OBJECTIVES: The premenstrual phase of cycle has long been associated with a constellation of health symptoms for women. However, there has been no recent quantitative review of severe mental health outcomes as a function of the menstrual cycle. We examine cycle influences on completed suicides, suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, and psychiatric admissions, and contrast these with non-suicide deaths. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of 32 papers, with an N of 3,791...
February 20, 2018: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
Tuğba Uzunçakmak, Sultan Ayaz Alkaya
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a health problem which begins approximately one week before menstruation in women occurs as a set of physical and psychological symptoms. This study aimed to determine the effect of aromatherapy on coping with premenstrual syndrome in university students. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial design was used. This study included 40 students in the intervention and 37 students in the control groups. Data was collected by questionnaire form and PMS scale...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Omid Mirmosayyeb, Shervin Badihian, Navid Manouchehri, Akram Kahid Basiri, Mahdi Barzegar, Nafiseh Esmaeil, Emad Fayyazi, Vahid Shaygannejad
BACKGROUND: Menstruation is suggested to affect multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, while the effect of MS on menstruation is not studied before. Here, we aimed to compare the pattern of menstrual cycle and its symptoms between MS patients and healthy controls. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted during 2015-2016 in MS clinic of Kashani hospital, Isfahan, Iran. We included female patients > 14 years with diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS, and healthy subjects as the control group...
February 2, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
Afsane Bahrami, Amir Avan, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Habibollah Esmaeili, Maryam Tayefi, Faezeh Ghasemi, Fatemeh Nejati Salehkhani, Mahla Arabpour-Dahoue, Azam Rastgar-Moghadam, Gordon A Ferns, Hamidreza Bahrami-Taghanaki, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
Vitamin D has a crucial role in female reproduction, possibly through its effects on calcium homeostasis, cyclic sex steroid hormone fluctuations, or neurotransmitter function. We have assessed the effects of vitamin D supplementation on dysmenorrhea and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in adolescents. In this study, 897 adolescent girls living in Mashhad and Sabzevar, Iran, received nine high-dose vitamin D supplements (as 50,000 IU/week of cholecalciferol) and were followed up over 9 weeks. We evaluated the effect of vitamin D supplementation on individuals in four categories: those with only PMS; individuals with only dysmenorrhea; subjects with both PMS and dysmenorrhea and normal subjects...
February 15, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
Keiko Yamada, Takashi Takeda
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is psychosomatic disorder that are limited to the late luteal phase in the menstrual cycle. PMS could impair athletic performance. To investigate associations between proportions of dietary plant and animal protein and PMS-related impairment of athletic performance, we surveyed 135 female athletes aged 18-23 years attending Kindai University. Participants belonged to authorized university clubs, all of which have high rankings in Japanese university sports. Participants completed self-administered questionnaires on diet history, demographics, and PMS-related impairment of athletic performance...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Narges Shams-Alizadeh, Azad Maroufi, Mahsa Rashidi, Daem Roshani, Fariba Farhadifar, Habibolah Khazaie
AIM: Women likely attempt suicide more than men and sex hormones or menstrual cycle may be associated with female suicide attempts. There are debates regarding the correlation of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and suicidal behaviors. The objective of this study was to examine if PMDD was associated with suicidal attempts as sex hormones are contributed in its pathogenesis. METHODS: As a case-control study 120 fertile woman with regular menstrual cycles attempting suicide and admitted to a general hospital were compared with a matched control group of 120 women selected among those accompanying other patients in other wards...
February 2, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Mahnaz Kalati, Maryam Kashanian, Fereshteh Jahdi, Mohsen Naseri, Hamid Haghani, Narges Sheikhansari
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of evening primrose oil (EvPO) on the duration of pregnancy and labour. The study was performed as a triple blind placebo controlled randomised clinical trial on nulliparous low-risk women with a certain gestational age of 40 weeks of pregnancy and a Bishop score of less than 4. In the case group (EvPO group), EvPO capsules were administered, 1000 mg, twice daily, for 7 days, and in the control group, placebo was administered similarly. The women of the two groups were followed up to delivery...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Laura J Miller, Nafisa Y Ghadiali
Introduction: Premenstrual, perinatal, and/or perimenopausal psychiatric problems require specific screening, assessment, and treatment strategies. The scope of these reproductive-linked psychiatric symptoms among women veterans is unknown. Due to high rates of sexual trauma among women veterans, it is also important to ascertain relationships between sexual trauma experiences and reproductive cycle mood problems. This pilot study investigates the prevalence of self-reported premenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal emotional problems and whether these correlate with pre-military sexual abuse, military sexual harassment, and/or military sexual assault, among veterans receiving psychiatric evaluations within a Veterans Administration Women's Health Clinic...
February 5, 2018: Military Medicine
Ju-Yu Yen, Tai-Ling Liu, I-Ju Chen, Su-Yin Chen, Chih-Hung Ko
The aim of the study was to evaluate changes in late-luteal appetite for highly sweet (HS) and highly salty and fatty (HSF) foods in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). After initial assessment in a psychiatric interview, the premenstrual symptoms screening tool (PSST) was used to identify women with moderate-to-severe premenstrual symptoms. Sixty-seven women with PMDD and 74 healthy controls were evaluated in the early-follicular and late-luteal (pre-menstrual) phases of the menstrual cycle...
January 30, 2018: Appetite
Blanca Bolea-Alamanac, Sarah J Bailey, Thelma A Lovick, Dirk Scheele, Rita Valentino
There is increasing recognition that women have a higher prevalence of certain psychiatric illnesses, and a differential treatment response and course of illness compared to men. Additionally, clinicians deal with a number of disorders like premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and postpartum depression, which affect women specifically and for which treatment and biological pathways are still unclear. In this article we highlight recent research which suggests that different biological mechanisms may underlie sex differences in responsiveness to stress...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
Mehdi Ranjbaran, Reza Omani Samani, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Pegah Matourypour, Ashraf Moini
Background: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder characterized by physical, mental and behavioral changes in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle in the reproductive age women. Objective: The present study aimed to determine the overall prevalence of PMS in Iran by a systematic review and meta-analysis study. Materials and Methods: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched international databases included ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed/Medline, Scopus, Google Scholar, and also local databases including Iranmedex, Scientific Information Database, and Magiran for articles in English and Persian language published up to September 2016...
November 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
Jeong Seok Seo, Won-Myong Bahk, Hee Ryung Wang, Young Sup Woo, Young-Min Park, Jong-Hyun Jeong, Won Kim, Se-Hoon Shim, Jung Goo Lee, Duk-In Jon, Kyung Joon Min
Objective: In 2002, the Korean Society for Affective Disorders developed the guidelines for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), and revised it in 2006 and 2012. The third revision of these guidelines was undertaken to reflect advances in the field. Methods: Using a 44-item questionnaire, an expert consensus was obtained on pharmacological treatment strategies for MDD 1) without or 2) with psychotic features, 3) depression subtypes, 4) maintenance, 5) special populations, 6) the choice of an antidepressant (AD) regarding safety and adverse effects, and 7) non-pharmacological biological therapies...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Zahra Karimi, Mahnaz Aliakbari Dehkordi, Ahmad Alipour, Tayebeh Mohtashami
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) consists of repetitious physical and psychological symptoms. The symptoms occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual period and cease when the menstrual period starts. This study included pre-test and post-test experiments between a control group and a test group. The statistical population involved 40 females, chosen based on multistage cluster sampling. The participants were then divided into four groups to undergo treatment with calcium supplement plus vitamin D together with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and were screened with the Premenstrual Syndrome Screening Test (PSST)...
February 1, 2018: PsyCh Journal
Serena C Houghton, JoAnn E Manson, Brian W Whitcomb, Susan E Hankinson, Lisa M Troy, Carol Bigelow, Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are encouraged to reduce sugar and increase fiber intake to reduce symptoms. However, research supporting these recommendations is limited, and their role in PMS development is unclear. This study examines the relation between carbohydrate and fiber intake and the risk of PMS nested within the prospective Nurses' Health Study II cohort. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Carbohydrate and fiber intake were assessed at baseline and three additional times during follow up by food frequency questionnaire...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Naval Heydari, Mansure Dehghani, Maasumeh Emamghoreishi, Marzieh Akbarzadeh
Introduction In spite of its importance, the psychological health requirements of adolescents are ignored; due to the occurrence of mental disorders in this age group and also public interest in the use of supplementary and alternative treatments such as herbal drugs for mental disorders, this study was carried out aimed at examining the impact of the Melissa officinalis capsule on the psychological health of female adolescents. Methodology In this randomized clinical trial study, 100 female adolescents were assigned to two groups of either drug and placebo groups...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Yasuhiko Kamada, Ai Sakamoto, Sayoko Kotani, Hisashi Masuyama
Dienogest is a fourth-generation progestin that is used for the treatment of endometriosis. We report a case of premenstrual mood changes in a patient with schizophrenia who was unresponsive to conventional treatment but successfully managed with dienogest. A 37-year-old Japanese woman with schizophrenia was referred to our hospital and diagnosed with premenstrual exacerbation of schizophrenia or coexisting premenstrual dysphoric disorder with schizophrenia. She had already taken maximal doses of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and combined oral contraceptives produced intolerable side effects...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Ahmed Mohamed Maged, Amr H Abbassy, Hend R S Sakr, Heba Elsawah, Heba Wagih, Asmaa I Ogila, Amal Kotb
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of performing swimming on the severity of symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial that was conducted on 70 women diagnosed with PMS divided randomly into two equal groups: Group I included women who engaged into exercise and group II controls. Daily Symptoms Report was filled at the start and at end of the study. RESULTS: At the posttreatment evaluation, there was a highly significant difference between the study and control groups regarding anxiety (0 vs...
January 19, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Vincenzo DE Leo, Antonio Cianci, Costantino DI Carlo, Valentina Cappelli, Franca Fruzzetti
In the last few years new oral contraceptives have been marketed showing a better safety profile for women. They are the result of important changes made to the old compounds. As far as the estrogenic component, with the aim of decreasing side effects, the dose of ethinyl estradiol has been reduced and synthetic estrogens have been replaced by natural estradiol, further improving the safety profile. Also the progestin component in the last years has been changed in terms of dose, endocrine and metabolic characteristics...
February 2018: Minerva Ginecologica
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