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Premenstrual tension: Psychological aspects

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Clare, A.W. Premenstrual tension: Psychological aspects. Ir J Med Sci 152, 33–43 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02945280

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  • Menstrual Cycle
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  • Premenstrual Symptom
  • Menstrual Disorder
  • Pelvic Endometriosis