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.

A special thank you to Marcus Rodriguez, PhD, who translated the C-PASS worksheet and associated instructions into Chinese.

Please send any questions or comments, including inquiries about collaboration, to temo@uic.edu.

© Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, Ph.D., 2016. No permission is necessary to download and use the C-PASS Worksheet, Excel Macro, or SAS Macro. However, if you wish to make modifications to the C-PASS for publication or distribution, please request permission at temo@uic.edu.