Premenstrual Dysphorias: Myths and Realities, Page 925

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Judith H. Gold, Sally K. Severino
American Psychiatric Pub, 1994 - Medical - 262 pages
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This is the first book to examine the specific myths, controversies, and research findings in the area of late luteal phase dysphoric disorder (LLPDD; now called premenstrual dysphoric disorder[PMDD]). Written by members of the LLPDD Work Group for DSM-IV, Premenstrual Dysphorias: Myths and Realities presents the latest issues surrounding the concept of premenstrual dysphoria. It includes a thorough description of empirical issues related to the recent literature on LLPDD, examines the methodological problems of LLPDD research, and covers sociocultural issues, including early medical approaches to menstruation and myths about menstruation.

Premenstrual Dysphorias: Myths and Realities is designed to promote a better understanding of menstruation and the myths related to the menstrual cycle. It also covers the specific diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect women and recommendations for future research.

  

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Contents

Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity
3
Consequences of Methodological Decisions in the Diagnosis of Late Luteal Phase Dysphoric Disorder
19
Biological Correlates of Premenstrual Complaints
47
A Focus on SHydroxytryptamine Serotonin and Psychopathology
67
Treatment Efficacy
99
Commentary on the Literature Review
149
Historical Perspective of Premenstrual Syndrome
171
Social Political and Legal Considerations
185
Sociocultural Influences on Womens Experiences of Perimenstrual Symptoms
201
Commentary Late Luteal Phase Dysphoric DisorderDisease or DisEase?
213
Summation
231
Terminology in DSMIV
249
Index
251
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Judith H. Gold, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., is Chairperson of the DSM-IV LLPDD Work Group and a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association. She is also Past President, American College of Psychiatrists.

Sally K. Severino, M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the New York Hospital--Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division, in White Plains, New York.

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