Premenstrual syndrome

Characterized by mood, behavioral, and the physical symptoms that occur from several days to two weeks before menstruation and resolve with menstrual flow.

Mood symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, tension, depression or usually remain complaint of the patients with this disorder.

No clear definition exists.

Can exacerbate comorbid conditions.

Behavioral symptoms of fatigue, insomnia, inability to focus are common manifestations of the process.

Physical symptoms of abdominal swelling and breast tenderness are commonplace.

Depressive symptoms are frequent complaints.

Approximately 25% of women experience clinically significant premenstrual symptoms.

Severe form of the disease is referred to as premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Prevalence of severe PMS 2.5% of women of reproductive age.

Serotergic Antidepressants are the primary treatments for clinically significant PMS.

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