Understanding and Treating PMS

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The effects of hormones on behavior. In particular the sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and the fluctuation of those hormones in the female brain. PMS is the effect of the menstrual cycle when the progesterone at the few days before onset of menses, the drop in the progesterone, the average age of onset of menses at the US Caucasian girls is age 12.1.

So not until they're 15, 16 do they usually even notice any appropriate typically they call PMS. After that between ages 12 and 14 and 15, the ovaries are not ovulating every single month. There's a lot of cycles that don't tell ovulation. Some of them do, but lots of them don't. So you can't get PMS unless you have progesterone.

At the day of delivery, that 150,000, 180,000 levels of progesterone crashes down when you deliver a baby and the placenta and for one out of five mothers, that huge drop sets them up then for having depression or anxiety [xx].Some women can have bad PMS before they've a baby, and then after they've a baby they don't have it anymore, or the opposite can happen.

We don't understand why, but she never had it before and then after she's had a baby or two, she ends up having that having PMS at the end of a cycle, so we treat that same way as we would in the younger women. One of the main main cornerstones of treating women or anybody with depression anxiety is to heavy focus on making sure there're getting deep sleep, restful sleep and especially during the primary causing menopause when the heart pressure changes and they become your temperature control, the SSRI medications like the category that projects the first one of those medicines tempt to tweak the PMS at the end of the menstrual cycle for reasons that don't necessary have to do it being an antidepressant.

The reason that we need to know about that is anxiety disorders and depression in terms of mood, in terms of the types of illnesses I treat at my clinic, the hormone fluctuations can trigger those to come out and if we can modify those then we can modify a person, her depression, her anxiety or her sleep.

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