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The Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care introduces an evidence-based mind-body approach to the medical and behavioral problems of primary care patients. Evidence-based mind-body practice draws on the best available scientific research, advocating the integration of well-documented mind-body therapies into primary health care. The handbook summarizes current mind-body practice and provides an overview of the basic techniques, including biofeedback, neurofeedback, relaxation therapies, hypnotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, acupuncture, and spiritual therapies. The editors also thoroughly demonstrate the application of these techniques to common disorders such as headache, chronic pain, and essential hypertension, as well as anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and sleep disorders.

Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Profile of the Disorders

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to the mild to moderate symptoms that occur in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (Korzekwa & Steiner, 1997; Pearlstein & Stone, 1998). The time between ovulation and menstruation is called the luteal phase. The time between the end of menstruation and ovulation is the follicular phase. Usually, the follicular phase is defined as day 7 to day ...

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