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Arch Womens Ment Health. 2010 Dec;13(6):535-7. doi: 10.1007/s00737-010-0181-3. Epub 2010 Sep 21.

Prevalence of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder in Japanese high school students.

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Center for Asian Traditional Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba, Sendai 980-8574, Japan. take@med.tohoku.ac.jp

Abstract

To determine the prevalence and the impact of premenstrual symptoms among Japanese adolescent girls, a total of 618 high school students were assessed. Of them, 64.6% were found to suffer from premenstrual symptoms, which is lower than that in adult women. On the other hand, the rates of prevalence of moderate to severe PMS and PMDD in girls were higher than those in adult women. Premenstrual symptoms could have significant consequences by interfering with the daily functioning of adolescent girls.

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20857152
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10.1007/s00737-010-0181-3
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