Effects of the menstrual cycle on mood, neurocognitive and neuroendocrine function in healthy premenopausal women.

@article{Symonds2004EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the menstrual cycle on mood, neurocognitive and neuroendocrine function in healthy premenopausal women.},
  author={Catherine Symonds and Peter Gallagher and Jill Maria Thompson and Allan H Young},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          93-102
        }
}
BACKGROUND Neurocognitive functioning may be impaired in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle due to associated changes in hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis function. This study examines the relationship between changes in neurocognition and HPA axis function in different phases of the menstrual cycle. METHOD Fifteen female volunteers, free from psychiatric history and hormonal medication were tested twice, during mid-follicular and late-luteal phases in a randomized, crossover… CONTINUE READING

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