The premenstrual syndrome - Diagnosis and management

S. Smith, I. Schiff

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Premenstrual syndrome is an extremely common disorder. Prospective documentation of symptoms and their temporal relationship to menstruation establishes the diagnosis of PMS. Because the pathophysiologic mechanisms causing PMS are still undetermined, therapy for PMS is largely empiric. A number of pharmacologic agents may be used to reduce PMS symptomatology, and therapeutic decisions should be tailored to the individual's symptom complex. Many women will be able to lead more productive lives if PMS is properly diagnosed and intelligently treated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-543
Number of pages17
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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