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Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2018 Jul;54(3):348-353. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12252. Epub 2017 Dec 7.

Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorders among Jordanian women.

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1
Department of Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
2
Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, associated factors, and management approaches of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in Jordanian women.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

Three hundred premenopausal women completed a self-administered questionnaire.

FINDINGS:

Moderate-severe PMS was reported by 29% of women, while 14% had PMDD. Younger unmarried women had the more severe condition. Herbal remedies and no medication were the most common approaches used to manage PMS/PMDD.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

High rates of PMS and PMDD found in this study highlight the need to increase awareness to this condition among health providers in order to facilitate its identification, diagnosis, and management.

KEYWORDS:

Jordan; premenstrual dysphoric disorder; premenstrual syndrome

PMID:
29215138
DOI:
10.1111/ppc.12252
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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