Treatment for severe premenstrual syndrome

Professor John Studd questions why so many women are treated with antidepressant drugs by psychiatrists and GPs for, premenstrual syndrome (PMS/PMT), what is fundamentally a hormonal disorder. In his opinion using a treatment to suppress ovulation is a far better way to get to the root cause.

Severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS/PMT) is characterised by psychological and behavioural symptoms caused by biochemical changes in the body following ovulation. Sometimes symptoms are so painful and prolonged that a woman may only get seven pain free days a month.

Professor Studd, was Consultant Gynaecologist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London and also Professor of Gynaecology at Imperial College. He was Consultant Gynaecologist in Salisbury, Rhodesia and Consultant and Senior Lecturer at the University of Nottingham and moved to London in 1974 as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at King's College Hospital. His time is now entirely dedicated to the Menopause and PMS Centres.

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