Assessment of Psychological Concomitants of Oral Contraceptives

  • Rudolf H. Moos


This paper will review research on the menstrual cycle and on oral contraceptives currently in progress in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University. The psychological aspect of the work is oriented around two major purposes. The first is an attempt to develop a standard technique for the assessment of symptoms and change of symptoms throughout the menstrual cycle. The second involves the comparison of women on oral contraceptives with women not on oral contraceptives in terms of the symptom changes throughout their menstrual cycles.


Menstrual Cycle Oral Contraceptive Premenstrual Symptom Menstrual Phase Autonomic Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf H. Moos
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryStanford University School of MedicineCaliforniaUSA

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