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What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd)?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Read below: 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.
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
A medical condition: That has symptoms that affect many women of childbearing age.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
PMDD: 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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd)?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
PMDD: Symptoms include: disinterest in activities and relationships,  fatigue,  sadness or hopelessness, tension or anxiety,  feeling out of control,  cravings or binge eating,  mood swings marked by periods of teariness,  persistent irritability or anger,  bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, and joint or muscle pain,  problems sleeping,  trouble concentrating. Sxs occur 1-2 weeks prior to menstruation.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
PMDD: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) is a condition where 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, etc can be seen in pmdd.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 40 years experience
PMDD: A syndrome of physical and emotional symptoms taking place during the luteal phase and usually the week before menstruation improving with blood flow. Depressive mood, irritability, poor motivation & interest, sleep problems, decreased concentration, rapid mood changes. Anxiety & tension, hopelessness. Resulting in drop in level of functioning and interpersonal conflicts. It is a treatable.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2020

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