Prevalence of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder in Japanese high school students

Takashi Takeda, Shoko Koga, Nobuo Yaegashi

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Abstract

To determine the prevalence and the impact of premenstrual symptoms among Japanese adolescent girls, a total of 618 high school students were assessed. Of them, 64.6% were found to suffer from premenstrual symptoms, which is lower than that in adult women. On the other hand, the rates of prevalence of moderate to severe PMS and PMDD in girls were higher than those in adult women. Premenstrual symptoms could have significant consequences by interfering with the daily functioning of adolescent girls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-537
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

Keywords

  • High school students
  • Japanese girls
  • PMDD
  • PMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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