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Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome: Third Editionby R.Ph. Marla Ahlgrimm
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A completely revised edition of the classic guide to PMS-the first book on this pressing health issue ever published in the United States
Soon after Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome came out more than fifteen years ago, it was establishedas the definitive resource. In this third edition, you'll find accurate, up-to-date information on
Symptoms and causes of PMS
PMS and perimenopause
Premenstrual magnification (PMM)
Treating PMS through diet, exercise, and stress management
Vitamins, minerals, oil of evening primrose, and other nonprescription remedies
Antiprostaglandins, antidepressants, and diuretics
Acupuncture and alternative therapies
PMS and its effect on sexuality, the family, and creativity
Social and political implications of PMS
Other resources, including information on using the Internet for further research
With its practical advice, friendly approach, and comprehensive resource section, you'll find Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome an invaluable guide to the answers you need.
Offers advice and resources for diagnosing and treating PMS, including holistic therapies, dietary supplements, nutrition, psychotherapy, antidepressants, diuretics, hormonal therapies, and support groups
Michelle Harrison, M.D. (www.michelleharrison.com), is a leading authority on women's health and PMS. She developed one of the first programs devoted to treatment of PMS. As a family physician and psychiatrist, she has consulted and lectured internationally on women's health and other related health-policy issues. Dr. Harrison is also the author of A Woman in Residence and The Preteen's First Book About Love, Sex, and AIDS.
Marla Ahlgrimm, R.Ph., a registered pharmacist, is the cofounder of PMS Access (www.womenshealth.com) and the founder of Women's Health America. She was one of the first health professionals in the United States to recognize, define, and develop PMS options for consumers.
Table of Contents
The PMS dilemma — The many symptoms of PMS — Causes of PMS — PMS and the perimenopausal transition — Premenstrual magnification (PMM) — PMS and mental illness — Diagnosis — Managing PMS — PMS and diet management — Exercise — Stress management and PMS — Vitamins and nonprescription PMS remedies — Progesterone — Other prescription treatments for PMS — Alternative therapies — Psychotherapy — Support groups — Sexuality and PMS — The family and PMS — Creativity and PMS — Social and political implications.
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