par Paquay, Renaud ;L'Hermite, Marc
Référence Contraception Fertilite Sexualite, 14, 12, page (1119-1121)
Publication Publié, 1986
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The definition of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is still controversial and its incidence is thus diversely appreciated. Its various physical and psychic symptoms are strongly influenced by the social and cultural background. For this reason, the beneficial effect of placebo is reported to be very high, at least for a short period. In spite of attractive endocrinological arguments and of the seemingly good results obtained with bromocriptine in the treatment of premenstrual breast complaints, the role of prolactin and of its modifications in the aetiology of PMS is still hypothetical.