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Articles, Presentations, & PublicationsFind out more about Lori A. Futterman RN, Ph.D. Dr. Futterman is a clinical psychologist in San Diego, California, who has published widely and gives presentations on the connection between psychological and physiological aspects of women's lives.

ONLINE ARTICLES

Dr. Futterman has published extensively on topics related to women's health and sexual medicine. She has made several of her articles available online. Download articles on:

Emotional Wellness

• Mood Influencers 
What are Mood Disorders?
Depression
• Major Depressive Disorder
Dysthymic Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Specific or Social Phobia
Panic Disorder
• Managing Stress and Life Events
Managing Burnout and Life Events
Happiness
Emotional Well-Being
Maintaining Your Well-Being
Effect of Stress and Our Perception of Self on Mood
Exhaustion, Burnout, Fatigue or Depression?
Ways to Work with Your Emotions

Women's Health

• Living Through the Middle Years
Coping with Endometriosis
Female Sexual Dysfunction
The PMS Experience
Breast Cancer Support
Ovarian Changes and Effect on Mood

Sexual Health

Sex And Zest
Coping with Endometriosis
Female Sexual Dysfunction

Treatments & approches

Breast Cancer Support 
Pychotherapeutic Treatments

Presentations

Dr. Futterman gives presentations to a wide variety of groups, including professional societies, business organizations, and the general public. She tailors each presentation to her specific audience and focuses on the connection between the psychology and physiology in women's lives. Download a selected list of her presentations.


Books

Now Available — PMS, Perimenopause, and You A Guide to the Emotional, Mental, and Physical Patterns of a Woman's Life by Lori A. Futterman, R.N., Ph.D. and John E. Jones, Ph.D.

As a result of ongoing hormonal changes, a woman's body is in a constant state of flux during her lifetime. These changes can affect mood, ways of thinking, sexual functioning, energy level, sleep patterns, appetite, and self-perception. PMS, Perimenopause, and You will guide you through these myriad of changes by providing you with valuable information on getting the most effective treatment through psychotherapy, nutrition, exercise, and other alternative methods. It will also help you achieve equilibrium among the physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of daily life.

This book will help you take proactive steps toward improving your emotions, thinking, and physical symptoms. Download the flyer and order form to buy a copy.


Other Publications

• Reviewer. (2010, Oct.). Discrimination as a Risk Factor for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder among Minority Women. Journal of Women's Health.
• Futterman, L.A. (2010, Sep.) Female Sexual Dysfunction, A Silent Condition. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 25, #4,1, 5-8.
• Speed Healing. (2010). Dr. Futterman was interviewed for and featured in the chapter "Premenstrual Syndrome," 271. Bottom Line Books.
• Reviewer. (2010, April). Assessing Work Productivity Impairment in Women with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Journal of Women's Health.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009). Advances in the Diagnosis of Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Expert Opinion in Medical Diagnostics Journal.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009, December). President's Corner: Reflections on the year 2009: How have we done? San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 24, #8, 4-5.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009, October/November). President's Corner: Volunteering: A Means of Giving and Advocacy. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 24, #7, 4-5.
• Reviewer. (2009, September). Perceived Stress and Severity of Perimenstrual Symptoms. Journal of Women's Health.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009, August/September). President's Corner: Maintaining Balance within Our Profession. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 24, #6, 6-7.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009, June/July). President's Corner: Have We Safeguarded Our Profession Against Trauma? San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 24, #5, 4-5.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009, May). President's Corner: "Governing One's Self Precedes Governing Others": The Board of Directors Sets Goals and Strategy. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 24, #4, 4-5.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009, April). President's Corner: How Diverse Are We? San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 24, #3, 3-4.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009, March). President's Corner: Leadership and Governance within our Organization. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 24, #2, 3-4.
• Futterman, L.A. (2009, February). President's Corner: Moving Forward in 2009. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 24, #1, 3-4.
• Futterman, L.A., Brummer, M.A., Pates, H., Hildebrandt, S. (2008, September/October). The Politics of Social Change: The Power of Psychologists in Action in San Diego County. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 41, #5, 14-18.
• Reviewer. (2008, August). Is exercise an effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome: A comprehensive review. Journal of Women's Health.
• Futterman, L.A. (2008, June). Treatment of Premenstrual Disorders. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 23, #6, 1, 7-8.
• Reviewer. (2008, May). Premenstrual syndrome prevalence and fluctuation over time: Results from a French population-based survey. Journal of Women's Health.
• Futterman, L.A. (2008, April). Diagnosis of Premenstrual Disorders. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 23, #4, 9-12.
• Reviewer: (2007). Depression and Anxiety.
• Futterman, L.A. & Rapkin, A.J. (2006, April). Diagnosis of Premenstrual Disorders. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 51, #4, 349-358.
• Reviewer: (2006). Depression and Anxiety.
• Futterman, L.A. (2005, November). Female Sexual Dysfunction: Physicians Hesitate to Take a Sexual History. San Diego Psychologist, Vol. 20, #15.
• Borenstein, J.E., Brown, et al. (2002). An Evidence-based Approach to the Management of Premenstrual Syndrome: Report of Findings of a Modified Delphi Panel.


More Information

For a complete list of publications, please refer to Dr. Lori Futterman's curriculum vitae. Please also see her online articles, white papers, and other print materials.



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