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PMS Is Not Universal

December 14th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

images(3)Not only does PMS not turn women into Vikings, heavyweight boxers, or Mexican wrestlers (see yesterday’s post about ads for Kitadol), it does not affect every woman who menstruates. Research using daily surveys to examine patterns of depression and anxiety symptoms in young women found that some women experience symptoms mid-cycle, others pre-menstrually, and still others do not experience mood changes in association with their menstrual cycle.

  

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