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Comorbid bipolar disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: real patients, unanswered questions.
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PMID:  23135309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Large-scale clinical and epidemiological studies suggest a link between bipolar disorder (BD) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). However, smaller studies using prospective charting failed to find this association. Here, we report three cases of individuals with BD and comorbid PMDD who responded successfully to adjunctive contraceptive agents in the management of their severe premenstrual symptoms. While controlled trials investigating pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are awaited, adjunctive treatment of contraceptive agents and mood stabilizers may be an option in the treatment of comorbid BD and PMDD.
Benicio N Frey; Luciano Minuzzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of women's mental health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-1102     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Womens Ment Health     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815663     Medline TA:  Arch Womens Ment Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Women's Health Concerns Clinic, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada,
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