PMS affects 60 million American women, many of whom are being treated for the wrong disease. PMS harms jobs, relationships, and even a sense of personal well-being. This breaththrough book enables women to decide for themselves if they are suffering from PMS--and 90% can successfully treat themselves.
Dr. Joseph T. Martorano, a nationally recognized authority on the clinical treatment of PMS, has been actively treating the disorder for over twelve years. Dr. Martorano has been on the faculty of three major teaching hospitals in New York, is an expert in psychopharmacology, and has been in private practice in psychiatry in New York for over twenty-five years. A co-founder of PMS Medical, he is the group's medical director. Maureen Morgan, a registered nurseand a psychiatric social worker, originally helped co-found PMS Medical in New York City. In addition to her work with women with PMS, she is a psychotherapist with practices in New York and Westchester. She has helped develop innovative procedures to improve PMS treatment.
Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Understanding PMS 1. The Reality of PMS 2. Tracking Down Your PMS 3. Precipitating Factors and Differential Diagnosis 4. Fueling Your Brain Interlude: Six Helpful Hints for Better Sleep Part II: Masks and Misdiagnosis 5. PMS Depression 6. Mood Swings and Manic Depression 7. Anxiety and Tension 8. Panic Attacks and Heart Problems 9. Headaches 10. Alcoholism Part III: Other Conditions Related to the Hormonal Cycle 11. Dysmenorrhea 12. Postpartum Depression 13. Menopause Interlude: Fluid Retention Part IV: The PMS Nutritional Treatment Plan 14. Changing Your Life 15. Nutritional Therapy for PMS 16. Exercise Therapy for PMS 17. Five Steps to Overcoming the Psychological Problems Associated with PMS Interlude: PMS and Your Family Part V: Beyond Nutrition Therapy 18. Progesterone Therapy 19. The Glucose Tolerance Test 20. Drugs and Their Side Effects 21. Treatment-Resistant PMS 22. How to Find the Best Help for Your PMS Index
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