This chapter reviews basic concepts of menstrual disorders in adolescents beginning with an overview of menstrual physiology followed by consideration of various abnormal menstrual patterns: amenorrhea (primary and secondary), dysfunctional uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea (primary and secondary), and premenstrual syndrome.

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Published in Adolescent Medicine: Pharmacotherapeutics in General, Mental and Sexual Health, Donald E. Greydanus, Dilip R. Patel, Hatim A. Omar, Cynthia Feucht & Joav Merrick (Eds.), p. 301-330.

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