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Does pmdd often cause you to have suicidal thoughts as a teenager?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not often: Pmdd in an otherwise healthy person is usually manifested by irritability, crying, and perhaps rages. Thinking about death is very common in adolescents. Most don't go further than to muse (alprostadil) about being dead. Those who do not talk about their feelings are at greater risk of actually attempting or completing suicide. If you have these thoughts, it's best to discuss them with your doctor or parents.
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Possibly: In severe cases of pmdd, some women will expereince suicidal thoughts. If you are someone you know is struggling with this it is iimportant to seek help.

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