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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gapp
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acronyms: Pms stands for premenstrual syndrome pmdd stands for premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J.J. Rodos
61 years experience Psychiatry
Varies with eavh stu: Data varies with definition of the two terms. Over 50% pms 6/12 cycles. Pmdd varies significantly by definition of the dysfunction involved. Thus stud ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Cyclic symptoms: Pms/pmdd is usually cyclic in nature, meaning that the symptoms occur prior to menstrual bleeding and the onset of a period usually helps these sympto ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
43 years experience Psychiatry
Not a lot.: Pms refers to the physical symptoms which can occur monthly in relation to the menstrual cycle. Pmdd refers to the emotional symptoms that occur. Si ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pmdd: Pmdd is basically a more severe form of pms.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Sibson
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PMDD: There is a spectrum running from no symptoms, through pms to really severe pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). With pmdd women complain of feelin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
PMS vs PMDD: Pms is a cluster of psychological, behavioral and somatic symptoms in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. These include anxiety, depression, irri ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not at all: Pms and pmdd are very real. These patients have symptoms which occur right before the menstrual cycle due to to the fall in female hormone production. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
DHEA: DHEA is POSSIBLY effective for aging skin and depression, but at doses between 30-500 mg daily. The 25 mg dose probably does nothing. DrG
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ask a doctor : Consider a consultation with a psychiatrist on HealthTap.
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