Does birth control help with PMS and PMDD, or make it worse?
Here's what the research says on all types of hormonal birth control and how they affect mood, PMS, and PMDD.
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Liisa Hantsoo, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the role of neuroactive steroid hormones in premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and sex differences in vulnerability to stress-related disorders such as depression.