Syndrome premenstrual
A combination of physical and mood disturbances that occur after ovulation and normally end with the onset of the menstrual flow. Premenstrual syndrome is believed to be a disorder of the neurotransmitters and other hormones. In its most severe form, it can be truly disabling for part of the month, and strongly resembles a type of bipolar disorder. Treatment of mild PMS may not be necessary, but treatment of moderate to severe PMS may involve exercise and medication, particularly antidepressants and/or mood stabilizers. Abbreviated PMS.

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