Correlation of symptoms in pre-menstrual tension to oestrogen and progesterone concentrations in blood plasma. A preliminary study.

@article{Bckstrm1975CorrelationOS,
  title={Correlation of symptoms in pre-menstrual tension to oestrogen and progesterone concentrations in blood plasma. A preliminary study.},
  author={Torbj{\"o}rn Carl B{\"a}ckstr{\"o}m and Bengt Mattsson},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={1975},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={80-6}
}
15 women with premenstrual tension are rated in four symptom groups, anxiety-tension, asthenia-depression, irritability-explosiveness and feelings of swelling. The ratings of anxiety and irritability were also added to a separate group. Ratings were then correlated to plasma oestrogen and progesterone levels and oestrogen/progesterone ratios. There was a significant correlation between oestrogen levels and the anxiety, irritability, anxiety + irritability and depression groups. A correlation… CONTINUE READING

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