Sunday, April 25, 2010
What Does "Catamenial" Mean and Why Should We Care?
Good morning everyone, I am really going to stretch your brain this morning (a cerebral workout). I have just learned a new word-----catamenial. Hit your scrabble partner with that one (and tell them where you learned it). Check out this article from the blog of Dr. Alan Jacobs (NYC), and then as a follow up, check out the next article in the series "The Yin and Yang Relationship of Estrogen and Progesterone in the Brain". It's heavy reading for a layperson, but digest it slowly.....I think you will find, as I did, you nodding your head at how cyclical our emotional symptoms of peri/menopause (and even premenstrual for those still in that phase of their lives) are. Enjoy your day!