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Dynamic Expression of Brain Serotonin Receptors Across the Menstrual Cycle Provides Clues About Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Roughly, 3 to 8% of women suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a disorder that causes anxiety, depression, and mood swings during the menstruation cycle. PMDD appears to increase serotonin transporter density from the preovulation phase to the premenstrual cycle phase. The findings could aid in the development of new treatments for PMDD.