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PMDD Diagnostic System

The Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS) is a method for making the DSM-5 diagnosis of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) from two cycles of daily symptom ratings. This diagnostic tool has recently been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry:

Eisenlohr-Moul, T., Girdler, S., Schmalenberger, K., Dawson, D., Surana, P., Johnson, J., & Rubinow, D. (2016). Toward the Reliable Diagnosis of DSM-5 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: The Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS). American Journal of Psychiatry. In Press.

Download the worksheet, excel macro, and SAS Macro here.

Please send any questions or comments, including inquiries about collaboration on diagnostic studies, to Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, Ph.D. at or through her website:


© 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