PROSPECTIVE SURVEY STUDY ON PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS USING A SELF RATING DAILY SYMPTOM DIARY
Dr. Samir Desai* and Dr. Meenakshi Jain
Background: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a common yet underdiagnosed mental health problem among women of reproductive age group with a significant potential to perturb the social, occupational, academic and interpersonal milieu of the suffering women. Method: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder was diagnosed based on penn’s daily symptom rating scale (self-administered for 2 months) and an interview based on diagnostic and statistical manual -5 diagnostic criteria for premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Results: Overall 191 subjects were studied. Prevalence of premenstrual dysphoric disorder was wound to be 8.9% (n= 17). Most common symptoms found were fatigue irritability, mood swings and A significant correlation between severity of premenstrual and menstrual difficulties was found with PMDD. Conclusion: Current study highlights the need for clinicians to assess for premenstrual dysphoric disorder in females visiting the hospital with premenstrual and menstrual complaints.
Keywords: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, menstrual complaints.
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