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Table 2 Responses to the specific questions of PMS-symptoms from DSM IV among women with and without MM

From: Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in female migraineurs with and without menstrual migraine

“Do you have any of the following symptoms during the last week before onset of menstruation, which disappear within few days after onset of the menstrual bleeding?” Menstrualmigraine (MM) n = 78 Non-menstrual migraine (nMM) n = 48  
% n % n p
1 Markedly depressed mood, feelings of hopelessness, or self-deprecating thoughts 38.5 30 60.4 29 0.02
2 Marked anxiety, tension, feelings of being “keyed up” or “on edge” 30.8 24 52.1 25 0.02
3 Marked affective lability (e.g., feeling suddenly sad or tearful or increased sensitivity to rejection) 62.8 49 66.7 32 0.66
4 Persistent and marked anger or irritability or increased interpersonal conflicts 57.1 44 47.9 23 0.31
5 Decreased interest in usual activities (e.g., work, school, friends, hobbies) 39.7 31 31.3 15 0.34
6 Subjective sense of difficulty in concentrating 33.3 26 37.0 17 0.68
7 Lethargy, easy fatigability, or marked lack of energy 67.9 53 76.6 36 0.30
8 Marked change in appetite, overeating, or specific food cravings 59.0 46 62.5 30 0.69
9 Hypersomnia or insomnia 42.3 33 43.8 21 0.87
10 A subjective sense of being overwhelmed or out of control 11.7 9 18.8 9 0.27
11 Other physical symptoms, such as breast tenderness or swelling, headaches, joint or muscle pain, a sensation of “bloating,” weight gain 94.9 74 91.7 44 0.47