From the menstrual cycle affects the way women respond to different events. Scientists from University College London found that mental problems can be resolved if to begin treatment on certain days of the menstrual cycle, according to Medical News Today.
It is known that when a bad mood and anxious person often attend the sad and painful thoughts. This often happens after the person has transferred the stress. To verify this mechanism British scientists have decided on a sample of 41 women, whose age ranged from 18 to 35 years. All of the study participants menstrual cycle was normal, and besides, they did not take contraceptives.
Each participant in the study, researchers demonstrated roller unpleasant contents, and then she gets saliva for analysis and determining the level of stress hormone. The final stage consisted in the fact that participants were asked whether their anxious thoughts, and if you follow an affirmative answer, the researchers were interested in the frequency of the above thoughts.
As it turned out, women who were in the early luteal phase, which falls on the 16th - 20th day after the start of menstruation, were three times more exposed to distressing thoughts than other women. This discovery can be used in psychotherapy, especially during treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.
In addition to the problems of psychological character, due to the menstrual cycle in women may experience worsening of symptoms of asthma and increased risk of injuries of the knee. Plus, before the beginning of the menstrual cycle in women is reduced self-control, and it can make some impulsive purchases.