A psychosocial profile of women with premenstrual dysphoria

Christensen A.P., Board B.J. and Oei T.P.S. (1992) A psychosocial profile of women with premenstrual dysphoria. Journal of Affective Disorders, 25 4: 251-259. doi:10.1016/0165-0327(92)90083-I


Author Christensen A.P.
Board B.J.
Oei T.P.S.
Title A psychosocial profile of women with premenstrual dysphoria
Journal name Journal of Affective Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-0327
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0165-0327(92)90083-I
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 251
End page 259
Total pages 9
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
2802 Behavioral Neuroscience
2803 Biological Psychiatry
2808 Neurology
3200 Psychology
Abstract Sixty women from the community were used in this study to identify a profile of women who experience premenstrual dysphoria. Women with prospectively confirmed premenstrual dysphoria (PMD +;N=24) were compared to women with prospectively unconfirmed premenstrual dysphoria (PMD-; N=15) and controls (PMD control; N=21). Over one menstrual cycle daily records of physical, emotional and behavioral symptoms were completed on the Daily Ratings Form. Other self report measures obtained were the Premenstrual Assessment Form, Rotter's Internal External Locus of Control, the Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Scale, and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. A psychiatric history was obtained during an interview. Analyses showed that premenstrually, PMD+and PMD - groups could be significantly differentiated from controls on reports of premenstrual dysphoric changes and levels of state and trait anxiety. Postmenstrually, they could be significantly differentiated from controls firstly, by history of affective disorder and locus of control and secondly, by premenstrual dysphoric changes. There were no significant differences between the PMD + and PMD - women on most of the self report measures either at pre or post menstrual assessments. The present findings suggest that the characteristic profile of PMD+and PMD - women is one of being symptomatic premenstrually in relation to dysphoric changes and levels of state and trait anxiety. Postmenstrually these symptoms appear to be superimposed on a background of a history of affective disorder and an external locus of control orientation.
Keyword Control orientation
Diagnostic markers
Mood disorder history
Premenstrual dysphoria
Psychosocial
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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