Effectiveness of kamishoyosan for premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Open-labeled pilot study

Kazuo Yamada, Shigenobu Kanba

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Abstract

The purpose of the present paper was to investigate the efficacy of kamishoyosan (TJ-24), a traditional Japanese herbal formula (kampo), for outpatients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) as an alternative treatment. Thirty patients with PMDD were treated with TJ-24 for six menstrual cycles. Nineteen patients (63.3%) had >50% improvement in the total score of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) Scale (17 items) in the late luteal phase. Fourteen patients (46.7%) went into remission (total HAM-D score <7). In the present study many patients with PMDD were successfully treated with TJ-24.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-325
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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