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What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd)?

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Dr. Maritza Baez answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

A condition associated with severe emotional & physical problems that are linked closely to the menstrual cycle. Symptoms occur regularly in the second half of the cycle & end when menstruation begins or shortly thereafter. It is considered to be a very severe form of PMS that affects about 5% of menstruating women. Symptoms include depression, anxiety, tension, irritability and moodiness.

Answered Jan 12, 2015

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Dr. Bassam Amawi answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

That has symptoms that affect many women of childbearing age.

Answered May 7, 2016

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Pmdd is a condition were a woman has severe depression symptoms, irritability, and tension in the 5-10 days before menstruation. The symptoms of pmdd are more severe and debilitating than in premenstrual syndrome (pms). They usually remit when menstruation begins. Mood swings; panic attacks; trouble sleeping; feeling out of control; and several other symptoms all can be seen in pmdd.

Answered Mar 26, 2020

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