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Who Is Affected by PMS


Who Is Affected by PMS

Most menstruating women have one or more premenstrual symptoms at some time during their lives.

When premenstrual physical and emotional symptoms interfere with your relationships or responsibilities, they are called premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

When these emotional symptoms or aggression are severe, they are called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is not a common problem. It happens in only about 5 out of 100 women.1

References

Citations

  1. Katz VL, et al. (2007). Primary and secondary dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. In LO Eckert, GM Lentz, eds., Comprehensive Gynecology, 5th ed., pp. 901–913. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedJune 8, 2010

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