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Mehta Bharati
Introduction: Medical undergraduates are heavily burdened by their curriculum. The females, in addition, suffer from vivid affective or somatic premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as bloating, mastalgia, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, irritability, and depression. The present study was proposed to attenuate the symptoms of PMS by simple lifestyle measures like yoga and/or oral calcium. Methods: 65 medical female students (18-22 years) with a regular menstrual cycle were asked to self-rate their symptoms, along with their severity, in a validated questionnaire for two consecutive menstrual cycles...
September 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
Fang Li, Jizhen Feng, Dongmei Gao, Jieqiong Wang, Chunhong Song, Sheng Wei, Mingqi Qiao
The effects of the Shuyu capsule on 5-HT3AR and 5-HT3BR expression in a rat model of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) depression and on 5-HT3AR and 5-HT3BR expression and hippocampal neuron 5-HT3 channel current were investigated, to elucidate its mechanism of action against PMS depression. PMS depression model rats were divided into depression and Shuyu- and fluoxetine-treated groups, which were compared to control rats for frontal lobe and hippocampal 5-HT3AR and 5-HT3BR expression and behavior. The depressed model rats displayed symptoms of depression, which were reduced in treated and normal control rats...
2016: Neural Plasticity
Gonce Elcin, Duygu Gülseren, Miyase Bayraktar, Serdar Gunalp, Timur Gurgan
Autoimmune estrogen dermatitis is a cyclical cutaneous eruption that occurs premenstrually and rapid resolution of the eruptions within a few days of menstrual cycles. The disorder has variable clinical manifestations consisting of macules, papules, vesicles, urticarial lesions, bullae, eczematous plaques, and erythema multiforme-like lesions. Herein, we present a case of a 30-year-old woman with attacks of edema and erosions involving the oral and genital mucosal sites on every first day of her menstruation period...
October 11, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Yael I Nillni, Suzanne L Pineles, Kelly J Rohan, Michael J Zvolensky, Ann M Rasmusson
Clinically significant premenstrual symptoms (PMS) is conceptualized as a depressive disorder in DSM-5, however, it may share pathophysiological processes with anxiety- and fear-related disorders. Specifically, women with PMS panic at higher rates during biological challenge procedures. It is unclear if this increased interoceptive sensitivity is a general vulnerability or specific to the premenstrual phase. The current study examined the role of menstrual cycle phase on reactivity to a CO2 challenge among women with (n = 11) and without (n = 26) clinically significant PMS (N = 37)...
September 30, 2016: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Somayeh Hashemi, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Nader Mohammadi, Marzieh Rostami Dovom, Farahnaz Torkestani, Masumeh Simbar, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is reported by up to 85% of women of reproductive age. Although several studies have focused on the hormone and lipid profiles of females with PMS, the results are controversial. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the association of hormonal and metabolic factors with PMS among Iranian women of reproductive age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a community based cross-sectional study...
April 2016: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
G Waddell, J Pelletier, S Desindes, C Anku-Bertholet, S Blouin, D Thibodeau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Birgit M Dietz, Atieh Hajirahimkhan, Tareisha L Dunlap, Judy L Bolton
Botanical dietary supplements are increasingly popular for women's health, particularly for older women. The specific botanicals women take vary as a function of age. Younger women will use botanicals for urinary tract infections, especially Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry), where there is evidence for efficacy. Botanical dietary supplements for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are less commonly used, and rigorous clinical trials have not been done. Some examples include Vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry), Angelica sinensis (dong quai), Viburnum opulus/prunifolium (cramp bark and black haw), and Zingiber officinale (ginger)...
October 2016: Pharmacological Reviews
Pınar Uran, Esra Yürümez, Ayla Aysev, Birim Günay Kılıç
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents who were admitted to the child and adolescent psychiatry clinic were compared with respect to the premenstrual symptom severity, psychiatric comorbidities and health related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: The research group was identified using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version and Premenstrual Assessment Form. They completed the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (The PedsQL)...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Luis Francisco Sanchez-Anguiano, Jesus Hernandez-Tinoco, Alma Rosa Perez-Alamos, Yazmin Del Rosario Rico-Almochantaf, Sergio Estrada-Martinez, Raquel Vaquera-Enriquez, Arturo Diaz-Herrera, Agar Ramos-Nevarez, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, Jose Manuel Salas-Pacheco, Sandra Margarita Cerrillo-Soto, Elizabeth Irasema Antuna-Salcido, Oliver Liesenfeld, Carlos Alberto Guido-Arreola
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome. The influence of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection on clinical features in women with this disorder has not been studied. Therefore, we determined the association of T. gondii infection with symptoms and signs in women suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 151 women suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Olle Eriksson, Anders Wall, Ulf Olsson, Ina Marteinsdottir, Maria Holstad, Hans Ågren, Per Hartvig, Bengt Långström, Tord Naessén
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate potential quantitative and qualitative differences in brain serotonergic activity between women with Premenstrual Dysphoria (PMD) and asymptomatic controls. BACKGROUND: Serotonin-augmenting drugs alleviate premenstrual mood symptoms in the majority of women with PMD while serotonin-depleting diets worsen PMD symptoms, both indicating intrinsic differences in brain serotonergic activity in women with PMD compared to asymptomatic women...
2016: PloS One
Hai Jin, Guorong Wen, Shili Deng, Shuo Wan, Jingyu Xu, Xuemei Liu, Rui Xie, Hui Dong, Biguang Tuo
The incidence of duodenal ulcer is markedly lower in women than men, but the cause of the gender difference is not clear. The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and the solute linked carrier 26 gene family A6 (SLC26A6) are two key bicarbonate transport proteins to mediate duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion which is an important protective factor against acid-induced duodenal injury. This study aimed to investigate the effect of estrogen on the expressions and functional activities of CFTR and SLC26A6 in duodenal mucosa...
September 12, 2016: Experimental Physiology
Rachel A Câmara, Cristiano A Köhler, Michael Maes, Paulo R Nunes-Neto, André R Brunoni, João Quevedo, Brisa S Fernandes, Giulio Perugi, Thomas N Hyphantis, André F Carvalho
OBJECTIVES: Preliminary evidence indicates that premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) may be frequently co-morbid with bipolar spectrum disorders. In addition, the manifestations of PMDD seem similar to a subthreshold depressive mixed state. Nevertheless, the associations between PMDD and affective temperaments and emotional traits have not been previously investigated. METHODS: A consecutive sample of 514 drug-free Brazilian women (mean age: 22.8; SD=5.4years) took part in this cross-sectional study...
August 18, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
Inbal Reuveni, Rotem Dan, Ronen Segman, Ron Evron, Sofia Laufer, Gadi Goelman, Omer Bonne, Laura Canetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
Inbal Reuveni, Dan Rotem, Segman Ronen, Evron Ron, Laufer Sofia, Goelman Gadi, Bonne Omer, Canetti Laura
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) reported to affect 3-8 % of women of reproductive age and resulting in marked emotional and occupational impairment. Despite its prevalence, the etiology of PMDD is largely unknown, and patients remain mostly undiagnosed and poorly treated. It has been suggested that PMDD is a manifestation of underlying depressive disorder which is associated with the inability to regulate emotions in an adaptive manner. Therefore, we hypothesized that women with PMDD would exhibit increased difficulty with emotional regulation...
August 18, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
Tory A Eisenlohr-Moul, Susan S Girdler, Katja M Schmalenberger, Danyelle N Dawson, Pallavi Surana, Jacqueline L Johnson, David R Rubinow
OBJECTIVE: Despite evidence for the validity of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and the inclusion of the disorder in DSM-5, variable diagnostic practices compromise the construct validity of the diagnosis and threaten the clarity of efforts to understand and treat its underlying pathophysiology. In an effort to hasten and streamline the translation of the DSM-5 criteria for PMDD into terms compatible with existing research practices, the authors present the development and initial validation of the Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS)...
August 13, 2016: American Journal of Psychiatry
Leire Aperribai, Itziar Alonso-Arbiol, Nekane Balluerka, Laurence Claes
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at developing and validating a screening instrument to assess premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) based on DSM-5 criteria, which is not yet available. METHODS: The Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Questionnaire for DSM-5 (Cuestionario del Trastorno Disfórico Premenstrual - DSM-5), a 25-item questionnaire to assess PMDD was developed and completed in Spanish by 2820 women (Age M=23.43; SD=7.87). Exploratory factor analysis (N=1410) and confirmatory factor analysis (N=1410) were performed in randomly selected subsamples...
September 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Hatice İşik, Şule Ergöl, Öner Aynioğlu, Ahmet Şahbaz, Ayşe Kuzu, Müge Uzun
BACKGROUND/AIM: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the incidence of PMS, risk factors affecting PMS symptoms, and life quality in health science students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 608 volunteer female students studying at the health campus of a state university in Turkey were included in the study. The participants were asked to fill out questionnaires on sociodemographic data, PMS symptoms, and SF-36 life quality tests. RESULTS: The overall frequency of PMS among participants was 84...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
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August 1, 2016: American Family Physician
Sabrina Hofmeister, Seth Bodden
Premenstrual disorders affect up to 12% of women. The subspecialties of psychiatry and gynecology have developed overlapping but distinct diagnoses that qualify as a premenstrual disorder; these include premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. These conditions encompass psychological and physical symptoms that cause significant impairment during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, but resolve shortly after menstruation. Patientdirected prospective recording of symptoms is helpful to establish the cyclical nature of symptoms that differentiate premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder from other psychiatric and physical disorders...
August 1, 2016: American Family Physician
Yukiko Tanaka, Taisuke Mori, Fumitake Ito, Akemi Koshiba, Izumi Kusuki, Jo Kitawaki
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a 24/4-day regimen of a low-dose combination drospirenone-ethinylestradiol oral contraceptive in alleviating perimenstrual symptoms among Japanese women with endometriosis. METHODS: The present prospective, non-randomized study enrolled women diagnosed with endometriosis radiographically or surgically at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine hospital, Japan, between December 1, 2010 and August 31, 2013. Patients received treatment with oral drospirenone-ethinylestradiol for six treatment cycles...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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