Johanna N. Kues

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The differentiation between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) has been widely discussed. PMDD is listed as a mental disorder in the DSM-5, whereas PMS is not considered as a mental disorder in any diagnostic manual. Consequently, PMS is operationalized in different ways. Keeping a symptom diary is required to diagnose(More)
BACKGROUND With a prevalence of 3 to 8% among women of reproductive age, severe premenstrual symptoms are very common. Symptoms range from emotional and cognitive to physical changes. Severe symptoms (that is, premenstrual syndrome) can have a strong impact on everyday functioning and quality of life. Impairment can be as serious as that of dysthymic(More)
With 75% of women of reproductive age affected, premenstrual symptoms are very common, ranging from emotional and cognitive to physical symptoms. Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder can lead to substantial functional interference and psychological distress comparable to that of dysthymic disorders. The assessment of this impact is(More)
Although women predominantly report negative premenstrual changes, a substantial portion of women also reports positive changes. Little is known about factors related to report of positive and negative premenstrual changes. The aim of this experimental study at the Philipps-University of Marburg from January and February 2015 was to investigate the effect(More)
Zusammenfassung Hintergrund: Die vorliegende Arbeit stellt ein modularisiertes Behandlungsprogramm für Frauen mit prämenstruellen Beschwerden vor. Zahlreiche Frauen im reproduktionsfähigen Alter leiden unter körperlichen und/oder psychischen prämenstruellen Beschwerden, die zu starken Einschränkungen im Alltag führen können. Nur in sehr wenigen Studien(More)
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