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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 established as 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.
Millions of women suffer monthly from the debilitating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. As more evidence has emerged on the biological basis of the disorder, attention has shifted to effective treatment of a problem once believed to be "all in a woman's head".
When it was first published almost fifteen years ago, Self Help for Premenstrual Syndrome was the first book on PMS ever published in the U.S. and quickly established itself as a classic. In this third edition, Dr. Michelle Harrison, a leading authority on PMS, updates the volume with the latest information. Topics include: causes; symptoms; diagnosis; the role of diet and exercise; understanding a woman's menstrual cycle; coping with stress; vitamins, minerals, and oil-of-evening-primrose; the most effective medications and alternative therapies; psychotherapy; sexuality and PMS; support groups; and how to find an advocate for the fight help for PMS.
About the Author
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.