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What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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