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The impact of oral contraceptives on the experience of perimenstrual mood, clumsiness, food craving and other symptoms.
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PMID:  8463994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two-hundred and seventy-six oral contraceptive (o.c.) users (171 combine o.c. and 105 triphasic o.c.) were compared with 276 non-o.c. users. All women regarded themselves as PMS sufferers, and the groups were matched for age, parity and marital status. Each woman rated severity of 27 symptoms during the premenstrual, menstrual and postmenstrual phases of their last menstrual cycle. The o.c. users reported significantly less menstrual pain and premenstrual breast tenderness. When controlling for the severity of premenstrual depression, there were no differences between the three groups in the timing or severity of perimenstrual food craving or clumsiness. When controlling for the severity of menstrual pain, the o.c. users showed significantly less improvement in negative mood during the menstrual phase, compared with non-users. The apparent tendency for o.c. users to show either a delayed or more prolonged pattern of perimenstrual negative mood deserves further study.
J Bancroft; D Rennie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0022-3999     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-30     Completed Date:  1993-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Behaviour Research Group, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Affect / drug effects*
Appetite / drug effects*
Contraceptives, Oral / administration & dosage*
Contraceptives, Oral, Combined / administration & dosage
Contraceptives, Oral, Sequential / administration & dosage
Eating / drug effects*
Menstrual Cycle / drug effects,  psychology
Motor Skills / drug effects*
Premenstrual Syndrome / psychology*
Retrospective Studies
Somatoform Disorders / psychology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral; 0/Contraceptives, Oral, Combined; 0/Contraceptives, Oral, Sequential

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