There are a few ways to improve SSRI treatment that isn’t fully effective during the luteal phase. One option is to increase the dosage in the luteal (premenstrual) time, which is called semi-intermittent dosing.

Another option is to “add on” another medication during the luteal phase. Your mental healthcare provider who prescribes your medications can discuss options to fit your individual circumstances with you.

- Dr. Liisa Hantsoo. IAPMD Clinical Advisory Board Member.

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