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How can premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or menopause cause anger?

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The agitation felt during a woman’s period is real. With premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a more intense but less frequent form of PMS, anger can be extreme. Levels of estrogen and progesterone (hormones) fall the week before a woman's period. This in turn can affect her serotonin levels. The drop in hormones is also the reason for the moodiness associated with menopause.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “Aggression and Anger.”

Synapse: “Anger & Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

While, A. published online March 2012 European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, .

Golomb, B. published online March 2004. Oxford Journals,

HelpGuide.org: “Depression Signs and Warning Signs.”

American Diabetes Association: “Anger.”

Vermont Department of Health: “High and Low Blood Sugar.”

Epilepsy Foundation: “Partial seizures.”

American Liver Foundation: “The Progression of Liver Disease.”

Canadian Liver Foundation: “Hepatic Encephalopathy.”

NHS: “Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms.”

Women in Balance Institute: “About Hormone Imbalance.”

Institute for Optimum Nutrition: “Vicious Cycle: Understanding the Science behind PMS.”

Toxipedia: “Benzodiazepines.”

Stroke Association: “Emotional Changes after Stroke.”

Thyroid Foundation of Canada: “The Thyroid and the Mind and Emotions.”

Wilson Disease Association: “About Wilson Disease,” “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “Aggression and Anger.”

Synapse: “Anger & Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

While, A. published online March 2012 European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, .

Golomb, B. published online March 2004. Oxford Journals,

HelpGuide.org: “Depression Signs and Warning Signs.”

American Diabetes Association: “Anger.”

Vermont Department of Health: “High and Low Blood Sugar.”

Epilepsy Foundation: “Partial seizures.”

American Liver Foundation: “The Progression of Liver Disease.”

Canadian Liver Foundation: “Hepatic Encephalopathy.”

NHS: “Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms.”

Women in Balance Institute: “About Hormone Imbalance.”

Institute for Optimum Nutrition: “Vicious Cycle: Understanding the Science behind PMS.”

Toxipedia: “Benzodiazepines.”

Stroke Association: “Emotional Changes after Stroke.”

Thyroid Foundation of Canada: “The Thyroid and the Mind and Emotions.”

Wilson Disease Association: “About Wilson Disease,” “Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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