This paper 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 International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 5, no. 4, p. 357-378.

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Reprinted as a book chapter 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.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2012. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 415-442.