The Premenstrual Syndromes: PMS and PMDD, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Premenstrual Syndromes

PMS and PMDD, 1st Edition

Edited by P. M. Shaughn O'Brien, Andrea Rapkin, Peter J. Schmidt

CRC Press

192 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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This text is definitive, scientific, readable, and offers a reference and text for specialist gynecologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists working at a high level in their respective professions. It is an academic text of the highest level being authoritative and comprehensive.

It has the correct balance between the specialties of psychiatry and gynecology and an international team of contributors from Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom.


"This is a manageable reference and comprehensive source of information on PMS/PMDD. It is well organized and well written, and would be a good addition to anyone's medical library." - Doody's Reviews

Table of Contents

1. History of the premenstrual disorders. 2. The diagnosis of PMS/PMDD – the current debate. 3. Premenstrual syndrome: a case of serotonergic dysfunction?. 4. Quantification of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. 5. Prevalence, impact on morbidity, and disease burden. 6. Comorbidity of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder with other psychiatric conditions. 7. The clinical presentation and course of premenstrual symptoms. 8. Physiology of the menstrual cycle. 9. Neurotransmitter physiology: the basics for understanding premenstrual syndrome. 10. Pathophysiology I: role of ovarian steroids. 11. Pathophysiology II: neuroimaging, GABA, and the menstrual cycle. 12. Hormonal therapies overview. 13. The role of progesterone and GABA in PMS/PMDD. 14. The management of PMS/PMDD through ovarian cycle suppression. 15. Psychotropic therapies. 16. Complementary and alternative therapies. 17. Clinical evaluation and management. 18. Genetics of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. 19. Future directions in the pathophysiology of premenstrual dysphoric disorder: steps to future treatments.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics