Premenstrual syndrome

 

A condition which occurs during the menstrual cycle and occurs shortly (2-7 days) before the period, which is relieved immediately or or up to two days after the commencement of menstruation. It is characterized by lethargy, depression, irritability and sometimes frank aggression. It is thought to be in the lower continuum of conditions which affects women with progesterone deficiency and they include pre-eclampsia-eclampsia, maternity blues, postnatal depression or psychosis.

It can be diagnosed using menstrual chart

 

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