Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a neglected diagnosis? Preliminary study on a sample of Croatian students

Rojnić Kuzman, Martina and Hotujac, Ljubomir (2007) Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a neglected diagnosis? Preliminary study on a sample of Croatian students. Collegium antropologicum, 31 (1). pp. 131-137. ISSN 0350-6134 (Print)

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Abstract

The aims of this study were to assess prevalence and symptom profile of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in a sample of Croatian students and young university graduates. We obtained data for 87 healthy women, aged 18-30, at their regular gynecologic outpatient visits over the period of 2003 to 2004. The severity of premenstrual symptoms were assessed daily, during two cycles, with the Daily Record of Severity of Problems (DRSP) and criteria for PMDD according to DSM-IV were applied. Fifteen out of 87 women fulfilled PMDD criteria and reported statistically significantly higher prevalence of co morbid disorders in their medical history compared to non-PMDD group. The most common symptoms in the PMDD group were psychological, while in non-PMDD group were vegetative. Overall, relatively high prevalence of PMDD in studied group indicates the need to continue the study.

Abstract in Croatian

Ciljevi istraživanja su bili odrediti prevalenciju i najčešće simptome predmenstrualnog disforičnog poremećaja (PMDD) u populaciji studentica i mlađih fakultetski obrazovanih žena u Hrvatskoj. Prikazujemo rezultate istraživanja 87 zdravih žena, u dobi od 18–30 godina, koje su obavljale redoviti ginekološki pregled u razdoblju 2003–2004. godine. Ispitanice su na skali »Daily Record of Severity of Problems« (DRSP) svakodnevno ocjenjivale stupanj težine svojih predmenstrualnih simptoma kroz dva menstrualna ciklusa. Dijagnoza PMDD-a se postavljala prema kriterijima DSM-IV. Od 87 ispitanica, 15 je zadovoljilo kriterije za postavljanje dijagnoze PMDD-a. Te ispitanice su statistički značajno češće navodile podatak o postojanju drugog psihijatrijskog poremećaja u komorbiditetu, u odnosu na grupu ispitanica koje nisu zadovoljavale kriterije za PMDD. Najčešći predmenstrualni simptomi u grupi ispitanica s PMDD-om su bili psihološki, dok su u grupi ispitanica koje ne zadovoljavaju kriterije za PMDD bili vegetativni. Zaključno, relativno visoka prevalencija PMDD-a u ispitivanom uzorku ukazuje na potrebu nastavka istraživanja.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Mood Disorders - diagnosis - epidemiology ; Premenstrual Syndrome - diagnosis - epidemiology ; Adolescent ; Adult ; Croatia ; Female ; Humans ; Students
Departments: Katedra za psihijatriju i psihološku medicinu
Depositing User: Boris Čičovački
Status: Published
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Rojnić Kuzman, MartinaUNSPECIFIED
Hotujac, LjubomirUNSPECIFIED
Date: March 2007
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/465

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