DAVID S. JANOWSKY, SECTION EDITOR

Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 500-503

The Relationship Between Bipolar Disorder, Seasonality, and Premenstrual Symptoms

  • Deborah R. KimAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness, University of Pennsylvania Email author 
  • , Kathryn A. CzarkowskiAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness, University of Pennsylvania
  • , C. Neill EppersonAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness, University of Pennsylvania

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Abstract

Cyclical mood disorders characterized by shifting affective states include bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder. In this article, we explore the relationship between these disorders and bring the reader up to date on the advances made in the past year in understanding the relationship between bipolar disorder, seasonality, and premenstrual symptoms.

Keywords

Bipolar disorder Seasonality Seasonal affective disorder Women’s health Premenstrual syndrome Premenstrual dysphoric disorder Melatonin