Carolyn Janda

Carolyn Janda

Dr. rer. nat.

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Women with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) are often faced with prejudices about the premenstrual phase. The aim of this study was to investigate whether providing information (psychoeducation) could improve study participants' perception of a PMDD-patient and whether experimentally-induced prejudices about PMDD resulted in stigmatiza-tion....
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Background: Given the high prevalence of clinically relevant premenstrual symptoms and the associated impairment, there is a need for effective treatments. Initial evidence suggests cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) as an effective treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The aim of the current randomized clinical trial was to evalua...
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Although premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is assumed to be a homogenous diagnostic entity, it is hallmarked by highly diverse clinical symptoms. In this study, we investigate symptom clusters in women prospectively diagnosed with severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or PMDD using factor analysis; analyze the stability of the structures of diffe...
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Although women predominantly report negative premenstrual changes, a substantial portion of women also reports positive changes. Little is known about factors related to report of positive and negative premenstrual changes. The aim of this experimental study at the [deleted for blind review process] from January and February 2015 was to investigate...
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The differentiation between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) has been widely discussed. PMDD is listed as a mental disorder in the DSM-5, whereas PMS is not considered as a mental disorder in any diagnostic manual. Consequently, PMS is operationalized in different ways. Keeping a symptom diary is required to di...
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AbstractWith 75 % women of reproductive age affected, premenstrual symptoms are very common. Symptoms range from emotional and cognitive to physical symptoms. Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder can lead to substantial functional interference and psychological distress comparable to that of dysthymic disorders. The assessment...
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Hintergrund: Die vorliegende Arbeit stellt ein modularisiertes Behandlungsprogramm für Frauen mit prämenstruellen Beschwerden vor. Zahlreiche Frauen im reproduktionsfähigen Alter leiden unter körperlichen und/oder psychischen prämenstruellen Beschwerden, die zu starken Einschränkungen im Alltag führen können. Nur in sehr wenigen Studien wurden Beha...
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Background: With a prevalence of 3 to 8% among women of reproductive age, severe premenstrual symptoms are very common. Symptoms range from emotional and cognitive to physical changes. Severe symptoms (that is, premenstrual syndrome) can have a strong impact on everyday functioning and quality of life. Impairment can be as serious as that of dysth...
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In everyday life we have to rely on cognitive estimation as exact knowledge is often lacking. The aim of our study was to examine if spatial abilities like mental rotation and visuoconstruction have substantial associations with cognitive estimation so that current models of cognitive estimation might have to be extended. We examined a healthy repr...

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