Premenstrual Syndrome: What’s in a Name?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 9, September 2004
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
The concept of a difficult spell preceding the menstrual period in some women is not new. Hippocrates was said to have noted it, and in 1847, Dr. Ernst von Feuchtersleben said, “The menses in sensitive women is almost always attended by mental uneasiness, irritability, and sadness.”