Research and theory related to female reproduction: implications for clinical psychology.

@article{Ussher1992ResearchAT,
  title={Research and theory related to female reproduction: implications for clinical psychology.},
  author={Jane M Ussher},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={31 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={
          129-51
        }
}
Reproduction has been proposed as a cause of debilitation and psychological disturbance for centuries, recently reified through the three reproductive syndromes, the premenstrual syndrome, postnatal depression and the menopausal syndrome. The evidence for the existence of these syndromes is critically reviewed, and the different aetiological theories examined, with particular reference to biological and psychological theories. It is argued that whilst bio-medical therapies presently dominate… CONTINUE READING

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