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The influence of premenstrual syndrome on ratings of anxiety in women with generalized anxiety disorder.
Acta Psychiatr Scand 1993; 88(4):248-51AP

Abstract

During the premenstrual and follicular phases of the menstrual cycle, 41 women who had generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) plus premenstrual syndrome (PMS) were assessed with psychiatric rating scales and compared with 21 GAD patients without PMS and 19 controls. The latter two groups were rated only once, in the typical open-ended manner. Symptoms during both phases of the menstrual cycle were more severe in the GAD + PMS patients than in the controls and were more severe during the premenstruum. For the GAD + PMS patients, ratings obtained in the typical open-ended manner were influenced by how patients felt during the premenstruum. Thus, the assessment of women with GAD + PMS may be complicated by cyclical fluctuations in symptom severity, and ratings obtained in the typical manner may be influenced disproportionately by how these patients feel premenstrually.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287-7144.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8256640

Citation

McLeod, D R., et al. "The Influence of Premenstrual Syndrome On Ratings of Anxiety in Women With Generalized Anxiety Disorder." Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 88, no. 4, 1993, pp. 248-51.
McLeod DR, Hoehn-Saric R, Foster GV, et al. The influence of premenstrual syndrome on ratings of anxiety in women with generalized anxiety disorder. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1993;88(4):248-51.
McLeod, D. R., Hoehn-Saric, R., Foster, G. V., & Hipsley, P. A. (1993). The influence of premenstrual syndrome on ratings of anxiety in women with generalized anxiety disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 88(4), pp. 248-51.
McLeod DR, et al. The Influence of Premenstrual Syndrome On Ratings of Anxiety in Women With Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1993;88(4):248-51. PubMed PMID: 8256640.
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