What is it about?

The women suffering from PMS/PMDD differed from those without PMS in terms of the cognitive triad, the use of positive and negative adjectives when describing themselves and biased information processing. In the luteal cycle phase, consider- ably greater sadness and irritation were observed in women with PMS/PMDD after experiencing failure, but only in those from the group not taking oral contraceptives.

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Why is it important?

This study shows that the underlying mechanisms of PMDD and PMS are very similar to those found in depression. Negative information processing about yourself occurs in women with PMDD, but only in the luteal phase of the cycle. Such results may explain why women are more prone to depression.

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This page is a summary of: Negative cognitive styles as risk factors for the occurrence of PMS and PMDD, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, November 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2018.1543943.
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