premenstrual syndrome

Summary

Summary: A combination of distressing physical, psychologic, or behavioral changes that occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of PMS are diverse (such as pain, water-retention, anxiety, cravings, and depression) and they diminish markedly 2 or 3 days after the initiation of menses.

Top Publications

  1. Thys Jacobs S, McMahon D, Bilezikian J. Differences in free estradiol and sex hormone-binding globulin in women with and without premenstrual dysphoric disorder. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008;93:96-102 pubmed
    ..involving the ovarian steroid hormones have been proposed to explain the luteal phase occurrence of severe premenstrual syndrome symptoms...
  2. Bertone Johnson E, Hankinson S, Johnson S, Manson J. Cigarette smoking and the development of premenstrual syndrome. Am J Epidemiol. 2008;168:938-45 pubmed publisher
    Moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects as many as 20% of premenopausal women. Although smoking may be more common in women with PMS, it is unknown whether smoking is involved in PMS etiology...
  3. Tepper S, Zatochill M, Szeto M, Sheftell F, Tepper D, Bigal M. Development of a simple menstrual migraine screening tool for obstetric and gynecology clinics: the menstrual migraine assessment tool. Headache. 2008;48:1419-25 pubmed publisher
    ..To develop and validate a brief questionnaire to screen for menstrual migraine (MM), and to estimate MM prevalence in an obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) setting in a pilot study...
  4. Trout K, Basel Brown L, Rickels M, Schutta M, Petrova M, Freeman E, et al. Insulin sensitivity, food intake, and cravings with premenstrual syndrome: a pilot study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008;17:657-65 pubmed publisher
    The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate possible differences in insulin sensitivity, food intake, and cravings between the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  5. MacGregor E, Victor T, Hu X, Xiang Q, Puenpatom R, Chen W, et al. Characteristics of menstrual vs nonmenstrual migraine: a post hoc, within-woman analysis of the usual-care phase of a nonrandomized menstrual migraine clinical trial. Headache. 2010;50:528-38 pubmed publisher
    ..To compare, using a within-woman analysis, the severity, duration, and relapse of menstrual vs nonmenstrual episodes of migraine during treatment with usual migraine therapy...
  6. Yang M, Wallenstein G, Hagan M, Guo A, Chang J, Kornstein S. Burden of premenstrual dysphoric disorder on health-related quality of life. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008;17:113-21 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to document the burden of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in comparison to the U.S. general population and specific chronic health conditions...
  7. Agha Hosseini M, Kashani L, Aleyaseen A, Ghoreishi A, Rahmanpour H, Zarrinara A, et al. Crocus sativus L. (saffron) in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a double-blind, randomised and placebo-controlled trial. BJOG. 2008;115:515-9 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this double-blind and placebo-controlled trial was to investigate whether saffron (stigma of Crocus sativus L.) could relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  8. Rocha Filho E, Lima J, Pinho Neto J, Montarroyos U. Essential fatty acids for premenstrual syndrome and their effect on prolactin and total cholesterol levels: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study. Reprod Health. 2011;8:2 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of polyunsaturated fatty acids for the treatment of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) using a graded symptom scale and to assess the effect of this treatment on basal plasma levels of prolactin and ..
  9. Dvivedi J, Kaur H, Dvivedi S. Effect of 1 week '61-points relaxation training' on cold pressor test induced stress in premenstrual syndrome. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2008;52:262-6 pubmed
    ..Thirty women having premenstrual syndrome (PMS) were compared with 20 control women to evaluate 1 week training of 61-points relaxation (61-PR) ..

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  1. Reed S, Levin F, Evans S. Changes in mood, cognitive performance and appetite in the late luteal and follicular phases of the menstrual cycle in women with and without PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Horm Behav. 2008;54:185-93 pubmed publisher
    ..An altered serotonergic system in women with PMDD may be the underlying mechanism for the observed symptoms; correspondingly, treatment with specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) remains the preferred treatment at this time...
  2. Busse J, Montori V, Krasnik C, Patelis Siotis I, Guyatt G. Psychological intervention for premenstrual syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Psychother Psychosom. 2009;78:6-15 pubmed publisher
    We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of psychological interventions for premenstrual syndrome.
  3. Shin K, Ha J, Park H, Heitkemper M. The effect of hand acupuncture therapy and hand moxibustion therapy on premenstrual syndrome among Korean women. West J Nurs Res. 2009;31:171-86 pubmed publisher
    b>Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms can reduce quality of life and impair daily functioning...
  4. Cubeddu A, Bucci F, Giannini A, Russo M, Daino D, Russo N, et al. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor plasma variation during the different phases of the menstrual cycle in women with premenstrual syndrome. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011;36:523-30 pubmed publisher
    b>Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is characterized by a cluster of psychological and somatic symptoms that begin during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and disappear after the onset of menses...
  5. SAKAI H, Kawamura C, Cardenas X, Ohashi K. Premenstrual and menstrual symptomatology in young adult Japanese females who smoke tobacco. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2011;37:325-30 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study examines the correlation between premenstrual and menstrual symptomatology and smoking status in young adult Japanese females...
  6. Pinar G, Colak M, Oksuz E. Premenstrual Syndrome in Turkish college students and its effects on life quality. Sex Reprod Healthc. 2011;2:21-7 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this research is to analyze the frequency of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in college students, the factors affecting Premenstrual Syndrome and the effect of Premenstrual Syndrome on life quality.
  7. He Z, Chen R, Zhou Y, Geng L, Zhang Z, Chen S, et al. Treatment for premenstrual syndrome with Vitex agnus castus: A prospective, randomized, multi-center placebo controlled study in China. Maturitas. 2009;63:99-103 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the efficacy and safety of VAC BNO 1095 extract in Chinese women suffering from moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  8. Lustyk M, Gerrish W, Shaver S, Keys S. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a systematic review. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2009;12:85-96 pubmed publisher
    ..reviewed empirical studies that investigated the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)...
  9. Khajehei M, Abdali K, Parsanezhad M, Tabatabaee H. Effect of treatment with dydrogesterone or calcium plus vitamin D on the severity of premenstrual syndrome. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009;105:158-61 pubmed publisher
    To compare the effects of dydrogesterone and calcium plus vitamin D in women with severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  10. Parry B, Meliska C, Martinez L, Lopez A, Sorenson D, Hauger R, et al. Late, but not early, wake therapy reduces morning plasma melatonin: relationship to mood in Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2008;161:76-86 pubmed publisher
  11. Chou P, Morse C, Xu H. A controlled trial of Chinese herbal medicine for premenstrual syndrome. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2008;29:185-92 pubmed publisher
    b>Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder troubling many women during their reproductive years. The Chinese have been using herbal medicines to treat menstrual cycle related symptoms for centuries...
  12. Protopopescu X, Tuescher O, Pan H, Epstein J, Root J, Chang L, et al. Toward a functional neuroanatomy of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. J Affect Disord. 2008;108:87-94 pubmed
    ..The neurobiology of this underdiagnosed and undertreated illness is poorly understood. A functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) probe of fronto-limbic function was used to advance understanding of PMDD pathophysiology...
  13. Jarvis C, Lynch A, Morin A. Management strategies for premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Ann Pharmacother. 2008;42:967-78 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the current nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options for symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
  14. Marjoribanks J, Brown J, O Brien P, Wyatt K. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;:CD001396 pubmed publisher
    b>Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common cause of physical, psychological and social problems in women of reproductive age...
  15. Zamani M, Neghab N, Torabian S. Therapeutic effect of Vitex agnus castus in patients with premenstrual syndrome. Acta Med Iran. 2012;50:101-6 pubmed
    Medical therapies have been widely used for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but in all of them side effects are predominant. Herbal remedies rarely have side effects and people have more tendencies toward them than chemical therapies...
  16. Allen S, Allen A, Pomerleau C. Influence of phase-related variability in premenstrual symptomatology, mood, smoking withdrawal, and smoking behavior during ad libitum smoking, on smoking cessation outcome. Addict Behav. 2009;34:107-11 pubmed publisher
    ..These data support the inference that sex hormones influence smoking cessation outcome. This knowledge may contribute to the development of more rational and effective smoking cessation interventions for women...
  17. Issa B, Yussuf A, Olatinwo A, Ighodalo M. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder among medical students of a Nigerian university. Ann Afr Med. 2010;9:118-22 pubmed publisher
    ..PMDD is the severest form of premenstrual symptoms and is associated with impairment of social and role functioning...
  18. Balaha M, Amr M, Saleh Al Moghannum M, Saab Al Muhaidab N. The phenomenology of premenstrual syndrome in female medical students: a cross sectional study. Pan Afr Med J. 2010;5:4 pubmed
    The premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is particularly common in the younger age groups and, therefore represents a significant public health problem in young girls...
  19. Duvan C, Cumaoglu A, Turhan N, Karasu C, Kafali H. Oxidant/antioxidant status in premenstrual syndrome. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011;283:299-304 pubmed publisher
    To investigate oxidant/antioxidant status in premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  20. Cirillo P, Passos R, Bevilaqua M, López J, Nardi A. Bipolar disorder and Premenstrual Syndrome or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder comorbidity: a systematic review. Braz J Psychiatr. 2012;34:467-79 pubmed
    This article aims to review the comorbidity of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and bipolar disorder (BD), identify variables requiring further investigation and to remind physicians that special care ..
  21. Chocano Bedoya P, Manson J, Hankinson S, Willett W, Johnson S, Chasan Taber L, et al. Dietary B vitamin intake and incident premenstrual syndrome. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011;93:1080-6 pubmed publisher
    Thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12 are required to synthesize neurotransmitters that are potentially involved in the pathophysiology of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  22. Kim S, Park H, Lee H. Acupuncture for premenstrual syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BJOG. 2011;118:899-915 pubmed publisher
    Although acupuncture is widely applied in obstetrics and gynaecology, evidence for its efficacy in treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is equivocal.
  23. Wong L. Attitudes toward menstruation, menstrual-related symptoms, and premenstrual syndrome among adolescent girls: a rural school-based survey. Women Health. 2011;51:340-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Given that menstrual-related information was widely available from mothers, family, and social culture are potentially important in shaping good menstrual attitudes...
  24. Yonkers K, O Brien P, Eriksson E. Premenstrual syndrome. Lancet. 2008;371:1200-10 pubmed publisher
    ..About 5-8% of women thus suffer from severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS); most of these women also meet criteria for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)...
  25. Schiola A, Lowin J, Lindemann M, Patel R, Endicott J. The burden of moderate/severe premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder in a cohort of Latin American women. Value Health. 2011;14:S93-5 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between symptom severity, cost, and impairment in women with moderate/severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in a Latin American setting.
  26. Dennerstein L, Lehert P, Heinemann K. Global study of women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms and their effects on daily life. Menopause Int. 2011;17:88-95 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine cross-cultural and other effects on women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms and their impact on activities of daily life (ADL)...
  27. Dennerstein L, Lehert P, Keung L, Pal S, Choi D. Asian study of effects of premenstrual symptoms on activities of daily life. Menopause Int. 2010;16:146-51 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this paper is to assess the effects of premenstrual symptoms on quality of life as measured by the impact symptoms have on women's activities of daily life (ADL)...
  28. Biggs W, Demuth R. Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Am Fam Physician. 2011;84:918-24 pubmed
    b>Premenstrual syndrome is defined as recurrent moderate psychological and physical symptoms that occur during the luteal phase of menses and resolve with menstruation. It affects 20 to 32 percent of premenopausal women...
  29. Yonkers K, Pearlstein T, Gotman N. A pilot study to compare fluoxetine, calcium, and placebo in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2013;33:614-20 pubmed publisher
    Serotonin reuptake inhibitors and calcium supplements ameliorate symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. A comparison of these agents to placebo may guide treatment selection...
  30. Canning S, Waterman M, Orsi N, Ayres J, Simpson N, Dye L. The efficacy of Hypericum perforatum (St John's wort) for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. CNS Drugs. 2010;24:207-25 pubmed publisher
    b>Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common condition. Some of the most widely prescribed medications are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), based on the hypothesized role of serotonin in the production of PMS symptoms...
  31. Bertone Johnson E, Chocano Bedoya P, Zagarins S, Micka A, Ronnenberg A. Dietary vitamin D intake, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels and premenstrual syndrome in a college-aged population. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2010;121:434-7 pubmed publisher
    High dietary intake of vitamin D may reduce the risk of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), perhaps by affecting calcium levels, cyclic sex steroid hormone fluctuations, and/or neurotransmitter function...
  32. Adewuya A, Loto O, Adewumi T. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder amongst Nigerian university students: prevalence, comorbid conditions, and correlates. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2008;11:13-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This study aimed to estimate the rate of PMDD amongst Nigerian undergraduates and to evaluate psychosocial correlates and comorbid psychiatric conditions...
  33. Vigod S, Ross L, Steiner M. Understanding and treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder: an update for the women's health practitioner. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009;36:907-24, xii pubmed publisher
    ..This integrative model has implications for etiology and treatment of PMDD...
  34. Baker F, Kahan T, Trinder J, Colrain I. Sleep quality and the sleep electroencephalogram in women with severe premenstrual syndrome. Sleep. 2007;30:1283-91 pubmed
    Women with severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) commonly report sleep disturbances, but the few studies using conventional polysomnographic measures have produced conflicting results...
  35. Clayton A. Symptoms related to the menstrual cycle: diagnosis, prevalence, and treatment. J Psychiatr Pract. 2008;14:13-21 pubmed publisher
    ..These symptoms can be physical, behavioral, or emotional and include problems such as dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)...
  36. Cheng S, Shih C, Yang Y, Chen K, Chang Y, Yang Y. Factors associated with premenstrual syndrome - a survey of new female university students. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2013;29:100-5 pubmed publisher
    b>Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can impact an individual's interpersonal relationships, social interactions, productivity, lifestyle, school performance and emotional well-being...
  37. Sharma P, Malhotra C, Taneja D, Saha R. Problems related to menstruation amongst adolescent girls. Indian J Pediatr. 2008;75:125-9 pubmed
    ..To study the types and frequency of problems related to menstruation in adolescent girls and the effect of these problems on daily routine...
  38. Bowen R, Bowen A, Baetz M, Wagner J, Pierson R. Mood instability in women with premenstrual syndrome. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011;33:927-34 pubmed
    ..We investigated whether mood instability was higher in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) than in a control group with no PMS.
  39. Chayachinda C, Rattanachaiyanont M, Phattharayuttawat S, Kooptiwoot S. Premenstrual syndrome in Thai nurses. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2008;29:199-205 pubmed publisher
    To investigate prevalence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and its associated factors among Thai nurses.
  40. Whelan A, Jurgens T, Naylor H. Herbs, vitamins and minerals in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a systematic review. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2009;16:e407-29 pubmed
    As many women experiencing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) seek relief from natural products (NP), health care providers should have quality information available to aid women in making evidence-based decisions regarding use of ..
  41. Dennerstein L, Lehert P, Keung L, Pal S, Choi D. A population-based survey of Asian women's experience of premenstrual symptoms. Menopause Int. 2010;16:139-45 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper aims to explore women's experiences of premenstrual symptoms in three Asian countries and the factors affecting the prevalence of these symptoms...
  42. Yang M, Gricar J, Maruish M, Hagan M, Kornstein S, Wallenstein G. Interpreting Premenstrual Symptoms Impact Survey scores using outcomes in health-related quality of life and sexual drive impact. J Reprod Med. 2010;55:41-8 pubmed
    To link the Premenstrual Symptoms Impact Survey (PMSIS) scores to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and sexual drive impact associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
  43. Baker F, Colrain I. Daytime sleepiness, psychomotor performance, waking EEG spectra and evoked potentials in women with severe premenstrual syndrome. J Sleep Res. 2010;19:214-27 pubmed publisher
    We assessed daytime sleepiness using objective and subjective measures in women with severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) compared with women without significant premenstrual symptoms...
  44. Itsekson A, Seidman D, Zolti M, Alesker M, Carp H. Steroid hormone hypersensitivity: clinical presentation and management. Fertil Steril. 2011;95:2571-3 pubmed publisher
    ..The condition has many manifestations, including premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea, and impaired fertility...
  45. Ghanbari Z, Haghollahi F, Shariat M, Foroshani A, Ashrafi M. Effects of calcium supplement therapy in women with premenstrual syndrome. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;48:124-9 pubmed publisher
    ..suggests that cyclic fluctuations in a variety of nutrients, especially calcium, may help to explain some features of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). We determined the efficacy of calcium supplementation in women suffering from PMS.
  46. Wong L. Premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea: urban-rural and multiethnic differences in perception, impacts, and treatment seeking. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011;24:272-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Recognizing the influential effects that these factors might have on shaping adolescents' attitudes is crucial in designing a more effective means of transmitting health information...
  47. Shah N, Jones J, Aperi J, Shemtov R, Karne A, Borenstein J. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;111:1175-82 pubmed publisher
    To systematically review evidence of the treatment benefits of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for symptoms related to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
  48. Ogebe O, Abdulmalik J, Bello Mojeed M, Holder N, Jones H, Ogun O, et al. A comparison of the prevalence of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and comorbidities among adolescents in the United States of America and Nigeria. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011;24:397-403 pubmed publisher
    ..The specific aims of this study were to (1) describe the prevalence of PMDD in adolescents presenting to clinics in the midwestern United States and 2 Nigerian cities, (2) identify cultural differences, and (3) screen for comorbidities...
  49. Bentz D, Steiner M, Meinlschmidt G. [SIPS--screening instrument for premenstrual symptoms. The German version of Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool to assess clinically relevant disturbances]. Nervenarzt. 2012;83:33-9 pubmed publisher
    Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are common, yet often remain unrecognized and not adequately treated. One reason for this is the lack of a valid German screening instrument...
  50. Kleinstäuber M, Witthöft M, Hiller W. Cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological interventions for premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a meta-analysis. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2012;19:308-19 pubmed publisher
    ..meta-analysis investigates the efficacy of psychotherapeutic interventions and psychopharmacotherapy for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder...
  51. Klatzkin R, Lindgren M, Forneris C, Girdler S. Histories of major depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Evidence for phenotypic differences. Biol Psychol. 2010;84:235-47 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest both unique phenotypic differences between women with PMDD and those with a history of MDD, but also indicate that histories of MDD may have special relevance for PMDD...
  52. Tschudin S, Bertea P, Zemp E. Prevalence and predictors of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder in a population-based sample. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2010;13:485-94 pubmed publisher
    The study aimed at assessing the prevalence of premenstrual symptoms and of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in a population-based sample of women of the entire reproductive age range, as well as to ..
  53. Steiner M, Peer M, Palova E, Freeman E, Macdougall M, Soares C. The Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool revised for adolescents (PSST-A): prevalence of severe PMS and premenstrual dysphoric disorder in adolescents. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2011;14:77-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Severe PMS and PMDD present with similar rates and symptoms in adolescents as in adults, and the Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool modified for adolescents is a fast, reliable tool to screen for these syndromes in adolescents...