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Should Severe PMS be Considered a Mental Disorder?



10/23/2013 7:43:09 AM

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The “PMS on steroids” has been categorized as a distinct mental disorder by psychiatrists in the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the DSM-5, which was released in May 2013. While some women with the rare disorder feel their symptoms are validated by its inclusion in the manual and thus can be provided with a sense of community, others are concerned about the possible repercussions of the new label, especially the possibility of a ‘crazy’ stigma for women on their periods.

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