The Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS) for Diagnosing PMDs
Diagnosing The Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS) is an algorithm for making the DSM-5 diagnosis of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) using two cycles of daily symptom ratings on the Daily record of severity of problems (DRSP). The C-PASS diagnostic tool has recently been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Currently, the C-PASS is only validated to diagnose DSM-V PMDD and the subthreshold research diagnosis of “Menstrually-Related Mood Disorder” (MRMD). However, a research diagnosis of premenstrual exacerbation (PME) can also reasonably be made if a chronic symptom passes the “percent premenstrual elevation” criterion on the C-PASS in at least two cycles.
Get started with the Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS) by downloading the following documents:
The validation paper can be found in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
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