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Differential diagnosis

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Differential diagnosis of premenstrual disorder include:

  • affective disorder - depression, anxiety, dysthymia, panic
  • anemia
  • eating disorders - anorexia or bulimia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes mellitus)
  • dysmenorrhea
  • hyperprolactinemia
  • endometriosis
  • hyper/hypothyroidism
  • oral contraceptive pill use
  • perimenopause
  • personality disorder
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • catamenial migraine
  • substance abuse disorders (1)


  1. Khajehei M. Aetiology, Diagnosis and Management of Premenstrual Syndrome. J Pain Relief. 2015:4: 193

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