Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorders among Jordanian women

Abla Albsoul-Younes, Eman Alefishat, Rana Abu Farha, Lina Tashman, Enas Hijjih, Rasha AlKhatib

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, associated factors, and management approaches of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in Jordanian women. Design and Methods: Three hundred premenopausal women completed a self-administered questionnaire. Findings: Moderate–severe PMS was reported by 29% of women, while 14% had PMDD. Younger unmarried women had the more severe condition. Herbal remedies and no medication were the most common approaches used to manage PMS/PMDD. Implications for Nursing Practice: High rates of PMS and PMDD found in this study highlight the need to increase awareness to this condition among health providers in order to facilitate its identification, diagnosis, and management.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)348-353
Number of pages6
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • Jordan
  • premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • premenstrual syndrome


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