Management of Premenstrual Disorders

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

November 16, 2023

Last Updated Month/Year

November 17, 2023

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To provide recommendations for the management of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder, collectively referred to as premenstrual disorders, based on assessment of the evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of available treatment options. An overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis of premenstrual disorders also is included to provide readers with relevant background information and context for the clinical recommendations.

Target Patient Population

Reproductive-aged adults and adolescents with premenstrual symptoms

Target Provider Population

OBGYNs, primary care providers and other clinicians caring for reproductive-age women with premenstrual symptoms

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Adolescent, Adult

Health Care Settings


Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D065446 - Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, D017697 - Premenopause, D011293 - Premenstrual Syndrome


Premenstrual Disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, premenstrual syndrome

Source Citation

Management of Premenstrual Disorders: ACOG Clinical Practice Guideline No. 7. Obstetrics & Gynecology 142(6):p 1516-1533, December 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000005426