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

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 39 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.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
PMDD: Several, especially mood symptoms. They can include despair, anxiety, sensitivity to rejection or criticism, panic attacks, uncontrollable crying spells, mood swings, anger/irritability, apathy, poor concentration, chronic fatigue, craving for food or binging, sleep changes, feels overwhelmed or out of control, sex drive changes, tender swollen breasts, headaches, muscle aches, bloating.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd)?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
PMDD: Several, especially mood symptoms. They can include despair, anxiety, sensitivity to rejection or criticism, panic attacks, uncontrollable crying spells, mood swings, anger/irritability, apathy, poor concentration, chronic fatigue, craving for food or binging, sleep changes, feels overwhelmed or out of control, sex drive changes, tender swollen breasts, headaches, muscleaches, bloating.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 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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