Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

@article{Pearlstein2012SelectiveSR,
  title={Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder},
  author={Teri B. Pearlstein},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={62},
  pages={1869-1885}
}
There have been a large number of studies conducted investigating the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The 12 randomised, controlled trials with continuous dose administration of SSRIs and the eight randomised, controlled trials with luteal phase dose administration (from ovulation to menses) are reviewed.All the treatment studies on fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine and citalopram have reported… 
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