Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and initial oral contraceptives for the treatment of PMDD: effective but not enough.

@article{Halbreich2008SelectiveSR,
  title={Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and initial oral contraceptives for the treatment of PMDD: effective but not enough.},
  author={Uriel M Halbreich},
  journal={CNS spectrums},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={566-72}
}
BACKGROUND Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are almost unanimously considered to be very efficacious and the first line of pharmacologic treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). There is a need to examine if this is actually the case. More recently, combined oral contraceptives (COCs) have been pursued due to their ovulation suppression effects. Their effects on PMS/PMDD should be further examined as well. METHODS For this review of… CONTINUE READING

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