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How does bipolar disorder affect PMS?

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Some studies found that women with mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, may have more severe symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Other research has shown that women whose mood disorders are managed well have more stable moods during their menstrual cycle.

From: Women With Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Bipolar Disorder."

Cornell University: "Manic Depression / Bipolar Disorder."

Isimaru-Tseng, T.V. J 2000; vol 59: pp 51-53. Hawaii Med

Blehar, M.C. 1998; vol 34: pp 239-243. Psychopharmacol Bull,

University of Hawaii System: "Mental Illness and Menopause:

A Patient and Family Perspective."

Freeman, M.P. , 2002; vol 63: pp 284-287. J Clin Psychiatry

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Managing Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder."

FDA Drug Safety Communication.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Bipolar Disorder."

Cornell University: "Manic Depression / Bipolar Disorder."

Isimaru-Tseng, T.V. J 2000; vol 59: pp 51-53. Hawaii Med

Blehar, M.C. 1998; vol 34: pp 239-243. Psychopharmacol Bull,

University of Hawaii System: "Mental Illness and Menopause:

A Patient and Family Perspective."

Freeman, M.P. , 2002; vol 63: pp 284-287. J Clin Psychiatry

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Managing Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder."

FDA Drug Safety Communication.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 6, 2019

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