Premenstrual changes: A comparison of five populations

Peter P. Roy-Byrne, David R. Rubinow, M. Christine Hoban, Barbara L. Parry, Norman E. Rosenthal, John I. Nurnberger, Selma Byrnes

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Several studies have suggested that a special relationship exists between premenstrual and major affective disorders. The present report describes the incidence of reported premenstrual symptoms in women with and without prospectively confirmed premenstrual syndrome, women with bipolar or seasonal affective disorder, and controls. The inability of reported symptoms to differentiate women with and without confirmed premenstrual syndrome, as well as the reduced prevalence of reported premenstrual changes in our affective populations relative to previous reports, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • major affective disorder
  • perception
  • seasonal affective disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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    Roy-Byrne, P. P., Rubinow, D. R., Hoban, M. C., Parry, B. L., Rosenthal, N. E., Nurnberger, J. I., & Byrnes, S. (1986). Premenstrual changes: A comparison of five populations. Psychiatry Research, 17(2), 77-85.