Publications [#304770] of Linda K. George

Papers Published

  1. Stout, AL; Grady, TA; Steege, JF; Blazer, DG; George, LK; Melville, ML (1986). Premenstrual symptoms in black and white community samples.. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 143(11), 1436-1439.
    (last updated on 2019/05/27)

    Premenstrual syndrome specialty clinics are reported to be almost exclusively attended by white women. This racial discrepancy has raised the question of whether there is a lower prevalence or severity of symptoms during the premenstruum among black women. The authors evaluated selected premenstrual symptoms in a representative community-based sample and found no difference in the prevalence or severity of premenstrual symptoms reported by black and white women, except for a higher prevalence of food cravings among blacks. Exploration of broader sociocultural factors may explain the observed racial difference in seeking help for premenstrual complaints.