Is there anything good about having PMS? With the myriad of symptoms caused by premenstrual syndrome that include everything from mood swings to depression, anxiety, bloating, menstrual cramps, and headaches, as well as others experienced by women who have PMS, believing anything good could come from having premenstrual syndrome is difficult. However, Psychology Today
reports that a study conducted by medical researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas found that women with PMS have better memories that their counterparts who do not have premenstrual syndrome.
Women who have premenstrual syndrome experience increased sensitivity to their surroundings, which is key to our ability to remember. Their increased awareness seems to heighten the memories of women with PMS, particularly during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle which normally occurs during the first five days after your period ends.
What causes this heightened sensitivity is not clear, however, researchers believe the cause could be related to the hormonal fluctuations that occur during the menstrual cycle or the neurotransmitter serotonin.
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