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Mini-Review Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

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  title={Mini-Review Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder},
  author={Paula K. Braverman}
}
Premenstrual symptoms are experienced by up to 90% of women of child bearing age. A smaller subset meet criteria for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and less than 10% are diagnosed as having premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). This review will describe the epidemiology, etiology, and treatment of PMS and PMDD. When literature specifically applicable to adolescents is available, that will be noted. However, most of the research and literature has focused on adult women and this review will… Expand

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