Premenstrual Syndrome: Evidence-based Evaluation and Treatment

@article{Appleton2018PremenstrualSE,
  title={Premenstrual Syndrome: Evidence-based Evaluation and Treatment},
  author={Sarah M. Appleton},
  journal={Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2018},
  volume={61},
  pages={52–61}
}
  • S. M. Appleton
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is defined by both physical and psychiatric symptoms that impact a woman significantly during the luteal phase of her menstrual cycle. Diagnostic criteria for PMDD were firmly established in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V in 2013, but many patients fall short of the diagnosis while still appreciably affected by severe premenstrual symptoms. More recent and robust investigations have evaluated the efficacy of treatment ranging… 
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Gianna Sepede 1 Marcella Brunetti Massimo Di Giannantonio 1,2 1Department of Neuroscience, Imaging, and Clinical Sciences, University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti, Italy; 2Department of Mental Health
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