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Premenstrual disorders: luteal phase recurrent enigmatic conditions 

Premenstrual disorders: luteal phase recurrent enigmatic conditions
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Premenstrual disorders: luteal phase recurrent enigmatic conditions
Author(s):

Tamaki Matsumoto

, Hiroyuki Asakura

, and Tatsuya Hayashi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198749547.003.0007
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date: 21 April 2021

Up to 90% of women of childbearing-age experience at least some degree of a regular recurrence of various physical and mental symptoms during the days prior to menstruation, which usually subside following menstruation. The cluster of symptoms can alter behaviour and well-being and affect family, friends, and relationships at work. Despite its prevalence, however, research has not yet demystified this enigmatic condition, commonly known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)—severe PMS. Chapter 7 presents an exhaustive review that discusses the definition, diagnosis, prevalence, symptomatology, aetiopathogenesis, and therapeutic modalities of PMS/PMDD. It deliberates on the complex web of associated biopsychosocial factors. The discussion is further enhanced by presenting a real-life scenario of a sufferer with PMS who, in her dissatisfaction with the management provided, selected the option of surgical removal of her reproductive organs.

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