Book Review

Menstrual Cycle

Anne E. Walker, PhD

Extremely informative; a “must read” for all healthcare providers dealing with women’s health

Understanding the menstrual cycle is essential in the treatment of PMS, menopause, infertility and a variety of other women’s health issues. Walker, a psychologist, has researched the entire menstrual cycle and its relationship to women’s lives. Much of her research focuses on the psychology of the menstrual cycle. This book examines the relationship between the menstrual cycle and a woman’s cognitive and emotional state. The author also focuses on PMS and its relationship to women’s moods or wellbeing and the menstrual cycle. Written like a textbook, this 252-page book is not for the light hearted. It is written for psychologists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and any woman who has felt curious about her menstrual cycle and its possible effects.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Sep/Oct 1999