Perspectives on premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Outcomes from a meeting of the Latin America experts group

Luis Bahamondes*, Santiago Córdova-Egüez, José Enrique Pons, Lee Shulman

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Abstract

Experts in the field of obstetrics and gynecology recently met to discuss issues related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD) in Latin American countries. The experts reviewed the existing accepted guidelines related to these issues and discussed adaptations to the diagnostic criteria and treatment recommendations in order to meet the specific needs of women in Latin American countries. This manuscript provides an overview of key information presented at this meeting and provides an up-to-date assessment of emerging treatment options covered in existing guidelines and treatment reviews. In addition, we discuss the relevance and possible application of this expanded knowledge to Latin American countries and provide practical recommendations for the diagnosis and management of PMS/PMDD in this setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-277
Number of pages15
JournalDisease Management and Health Outcomes
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Anxiolytics, therapeutic use
  • Danazol, therapeutic use
  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists, therapeutic use
  • Oral contraceptives, therapeutic use
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, assessment
  • Serotonin reuptake inhibitors, therapeutic use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Leadership and Management
  • Health Policy

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