An Overview of Development of Diagnostic Plan for Premenstrual Syndrome


Affiliations

  • Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Abstract

Premenstrual syndrome is a psychoneuroendocrine disorder of unknown etiology. It is characterized by a large number of symptom constellations with various characteristic pattern of appearance & disappearance. The Luteal phase symptom pattern of sufficient severity is the mainstay for diagnosing this condition & needs to be confirmed by prospective charting. Variety of tools with different rating scales & criteria are available for this purpose. The article reviews these tools & criteria to reach a consensus statement for diagnosis of Premenstrual syndrome.

Keywords

Premenstrual Syndrome, Luteal Phase Pattern, Criteria, Tools.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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