Premenstrual syndrome as a Western culture-specific disorder

@article{Johnson1987PremenstrualSA,
  title={Premenstrual syndrome as a Western culture-specific disorder},
  author={T. M. Johnson},
  journal={Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={11},
  pages={337-356}
}
  • T. M. Johnson
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has a phenomenology resembling many culture-bound (culture-specific) syndromes described in the anthropological literature. Viewed as a culture-specific syndrome, PMS is an appropriate symbolic representation of conflicting societal expectations that women be both productive and reproductive. By simultaneously denying either alternative, PMS translates role conflict into a standardized cultural idiom. Thus, despite obvious biopsychological determinants, PMS is best… Expand

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