Reported alcohol use in women with premenstrual syndrome

Am J Psychiatry. 1994 Oct;151(10):1503-4. doi: 10.1176/ajp.151.10.1503.


Women with prospectively confirmed premenstrual syndrome (N = 21) reported greater alcohol use than comparison subjects (N = 16) in a longitudinal study. The difference in reported alcohol use was not confined to the premenstruum, nor did it correlate with dysphoric symptoms or cravings for food premenstrually.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Premenstrual Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Premenstrual Syndrome / psychology
  • Prospective Studies