Journal article

PROGESTERONE AND THE PREMENSTRUAL-SYNDROME - A DOUBLE-BLIND CROSSOVER TRIAL

L DENNERSTEIN, C SPENCERGARDNER, G GOTTS, JB BROWN, MA SMITH, GD BURROWS

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 1985

Abstract

A double blind, randomised, crossover trial of oral micronised progesterone (two months) and placebo (two months) was conducted to determine whether progesterone alleviated premenstrual complaints. Twenty three women were interviewed premenstrually before treatment and in each month of treatment. They completed Moos's menstrual distress questionnaire, Beck et al's depression inventory, Spielberger et al's state anxiety inventory, the mood adjective checklist, and a daily symptom record. Analyses of data found an overall beneficial effect of being treated for all variables except restlessness, positive moods, and interest in sex. Maximum improvement occurred in the first month of treatment wi..

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