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Premenstrual Syndrome: Implications for Psychiatric Practice

  • Michael J. Vergare

Abstract

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) presents a unique challenge to medicine, and to psychiatry in particular. The work reported by the other authors of this volume highlights the diversity of approaches that have been used to understand this syndrome. This chapter will apply these ideas to the current practice of psychiatry.

Keywords

Menstrual Cycle Borderline Personality Disorder Premenstrual Syndrome Premenstrual Phase Premenstrual Tension 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Vergare
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryAlbert Einstein Medical Center, Northern DivisionPhiladelphiaUSA

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