Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: A new psychological entity Graham Cope details this recently classified condition which is still poorly understood by clinicians Managing the menopause Dr Suneeta Kochhar explains the best management practices and discusses some benefits and risks of HRT HRT linked to hearing loss Mark Greener presents key studies published in healthcare journals Menopause linked to headaches Perimenopausal migraineurs are particularly likely to experience frequent headaches, especially if they are depressed or overuse headache medications, according to an American analysis that included 3664 women with migraines. The importance of gender in CVD Women are more likely to have heart attacks with atypical symptoms, explains Hannah Waterhouse. Causes and treatment of atrophic vaginitis Atrophic vaginitis or vaginal dryness may affect up to 40 per cent of postmenopausal women. It is often underdiagnosed but is easily treated, writes Suneeta Kochhar. Antidepressants cool hot flushes Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) can reduce hot flushes by 65% in menopausal women, according to a systematic review of 18 studies Heart disease, menopause and smoking In-depth analysis of the latest research, compiled by Mark Greener Promoting confidence in HRT Kathy Abernethy presents a case study of providing support to a woman who is reluctant to start hormone replacement therapy Managing menopause naturally Kathy Abernethy highlights how to promote a healthy menopause without the use of hormone replacement therapy Menopause, cancer and stress In-depth analysis of the latest research, compiled by Mark Greener Alcohol and breast cancer In-depth analysis of the latest research,compiled by Mark Greener.