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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) or pmdd. Which is worse?
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Dr. Troy Sibson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: PMDD
There is a spectrum running from no symptoms, through pms to really severe pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
With pmdd women complain of feeling like a different person, they have a really short fuse and don't even like themselves. Treatment is with an antidepressant (ssri) starting midcycle and just taking it until the start of the menses. This acts as a mood stabilizer.

In brief: PMDD
There is a spectrum running from no symptoms, through pms to really severe pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
With pmdd women complain of feeling like a different person, they have a really short fuse and don't even like themselves. Treatment is with an antidepressant (ssri) starting midcycle and just taking it until the start of the menses. This acts as a mood stabilizer.
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