Menstrual cycle phase and psychiatric admissions.

  title={Menstrual cycle phase and psychiatric admissions.},
  author={Steven D Targum and K P Caputo and Susan K Ball},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={22 1-2},
Several surveys have demonstrated increased psychiatric admissions during the para-menstrual phases of the menstrual cycle (4-5 days before and during the onset of menses). We assessed menstrual cycle phase in 51 carefully diagnosed women at the time of emergency psychiatric admission and contrasted their cycle phase distribution with 113 normal hospital staff members assessed at random upon arrival at work. Consistent with other studies, 47% of psychiatric admissions occurred during the para… CONTINUE READING
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