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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is the cause of emotional distress and it is relation with menstrual cycle.?

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Dr. Jacqueline Bartlett
51 years experience
Any stress: When we feel distressed, it is our own personal response to a life event, large or small. It can be affected by our past experiences, hormonal status, lack of sleep, hunger and # of other stressors ongoing. Remember the saying, that was the straw that broke the camels back! we tend to be social beings and feel better when someone listens to our concerns, even if they can't fix it. Tell someone.
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Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Hormonal: Some women gets pmdd occurs repetitively in second half of menstrual cycle anger irritability internal tension so have physical and behavioral symptoms mostly in reproductive age few days before menses.
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