Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Concern over the inclusion of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) as a proposed diagnosis in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual -- Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) has renewed interest in the phenomenon known as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). The primary goal of this study was to determine if gender differences exist in the perception of PMS. Using a bipolar 8-point scale of the most commonly studied symptoms, this study found no difference in the severity assigned to overall symptomology, a psychological symptom subscale, or a physical symptom subscale. This study did find gender differences in several discrete symptoms, as well as differences between the genders in the sources of knowledge about PMS.
Copyright 1995 Taunia Lanci
Lanci, Tauina, "Gender Differences in the Perception of Premenstrual Syndrome" (1995). Master's Theses. 2516.