Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and the Law

  • Norman Weiss
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 2)


“It happens without warning and I have no control over it. I will suddenly feel tired with such heaviness that it’s as if I’m bearing the weight of the whole world. It starts with feeling irritable but then this dark feeling comes over me where almost anything that wouldn’t otherwise bother me makes me fly into a rage. When that happens, I don’t care what I destroy or who I hurt. I really get angry and I’m mortified with guilt and shame afterwards but nobody seems to understand.”


Menstrual Cycle Antisocial Behavior Altered State Premenstrual Syndrome Model Penal Code 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

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