Can PMS cause depression?

Yes. Yes, depression may exacerbate during pms. This can be one of the symptoms -- with the tell-tale sign being when in your cycle it worsens. Please talk with your primary care or obgyn doctor about this. Consulting with a psychiatrist may be helpful also.
Late luteal phase. Dysphoric disorder can occur during this time frame and significantly impact mood. Depressed or anxious mood could also occur with pms.

Related Questions

I have mix SAD, GAD and PMS depression. My psy. Diagnosed me with Anxiety Disorder NOS. Is the diagnosis appropriate? And why?

Discuss w/ psy. The term may not really matter and from what you say SAD+GAD+PMS combined w/ whatever else, it sounds like a reasonable choice. The NOS must be what you're wondering about. It merely means that it is not an 'exact' fit w/ the 'specified' categories availabe in the big book. Like your meal may not be on the menu - but is a combo of a la carte items. Why do you care? Is Tx helping? Talk about it. Read more...

When I have PMS or sometimes after my period, I often suffer from severe depression or anger. My thoughts can even become harmful to myself. Help?

PMS exaggerates . Feelings due to the hormonal changes.. It can be very unsettling, but usually lifts after a few days. It can give women insight into things that are bothering them. Although it may not be exactly how you feel the rest of the month, you can use it to identify things you would like to change. Meet with a therapist and talk about these insights. If you feel suicidal talk about it with a therapist. Read more...
Good to ask for help. If you are thinking of harming yourself now, you should go to an er, where they can help stabilize you and keep you safe. If not currently, see your primary dr or you can dial 2-1-1 in nj for psychological crisis referral. You can also check the state of nj crisis webpage: http://www.Nj.Gov/humanservices/dmhs/services/centers/. Read more...

Can the gyno give depression or anxiety meds? Severe anxiety & depression as well as PMS 2 days before placebo week. 5 placebo days, & I'm miserable.

Yes, it's an option. You have various options, including the use of these medications. You may also benefit from changing your contraceptive pill regimen. Aerobic exercise and other non-medical treatments may help, too. Read more...

When on my period, I have constant mood swings, depression, I understand "pms" but I feel this is a lot worse. Could I have pmdd?

That is possible. With Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) a woman’s symptoms can be so severe that it interferes with her ability to function. It would behove you to seek mental health evaluation. Take care. Read more...
That's still "pre-" Whatever, whenever it is - you seem to feel that it is linked to your menstrual cycle - right? This would mean that the other half+ of the month you are no more depressed or hi/lo than the next person - right? If so, take this to an OBGYN and be patient as they run lab tests, etc. If it's as I've asked, try to avoid psychotropics. Talk therapy might help w/ mgmt skills but chemicals may be a risk. Read more...

I experience PMS symptoms (depression, irritability) during ovulation. Are there any birth control pills that would help? What could make it worse?

Yes. Mood and anxiety symptoms during the luteal phase (pms ) or during the ovulatory period can be helped , yes there are medications both birth control and otherwise that can help with that. See your doctor for more specific advice on what is the best remedy for you feels better. Read more...
May worsen symptoms. 80% of women experience pms which includes a few mild physical or emotional symptoms. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is less common. Birth control pills lessen cramping and bloating but could cause depresion and irritability to worsen. You can ask your primary care physician for a referral to a women's health specialist or look for one in your community through medical center websites. Read more...

What else helps anxiety and depression esp before my menstrual period, antidepressants don't help, is there anything natrual? Or could it be bad pms?

Your sxs may be. Related to pms. Consider talking w your dr about ssri’s or hormone meds. Exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Read more...