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Premenstrual syndrome: an update on definitions, diagnosis and management

  • Moira Connolly

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Most articles on the management of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) begin by noting that the term “premenstrual tension” was first coined by R. T. Frank in 1931 and “pre-menstrual syndrome” by Greene & Dalton in 1953. However, in 1847, Dr Ernst F. von Feuchtersleben wrote:

“The menses in sensitive women is almost always attended by mental uneasiness, irritability and sadness.” (quoted by Rubinow & Schmidt, 1995)

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Premenstrual syndrome: an update on definitions, diagnosis and management

  • Moira Connolly

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