Effectiveness of kamishoyosan for premenstrual dysphoric disorder: open-labeled pilot study.

@article{Yamada2007EffectivenessOK,
  title={Effectiveness of kamishoyosan for premenstrual dysphoric disorder: open-labeled pilot study.},
  author={Kiyofumi Yamada and Shigenobu Kanba},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={323-5}
}
The purpose of the present paper was to investigate the efficacy of kamishoyosan (TJ-24), a traditional Japanese herbal formula (kampo), for outpatients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) as an alternative treatment. Thirty patients with PMDD were treated with TJ-24 for six menstrual cycles. Nineteen patients (63.3%) had >50% improvement in the total score of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) Scale (17 items) in the late luteal phase. Fourteen patients (46.7%) went into… CONTINUE READING
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