Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) causes emotional and physical symptoms, similar to PMS, but much greater severity. PMDD symptoms often interfere with one’s daily life, including work, school, social life, and relationships.

Symptoms

The symptoms of PMDD usually show up the week before you start your period and last until a few days after it begins. Generally, your doctor will consider a PMDD diagnosis if you experience at least five of the following symptoms starting seven to ten days before your period.

Emotional symptoms

Physical symptoms

Treatment options

Lifestyle changes

Making healthier habits like eating well, sleeping for 7-8 hours daily and exercising regularly can bring positive effects on your mental health.

Stress Management

Accepting your needs, managing time better, practising relaxation techniques can enhance your emotional wellbeing.

Vitamin, supplements and other medication

A physician may prescribe vitamins B, vitamin E, magnesium or calcium based on your needs as a part of your treatment.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sessions conducted by a psychotherapist aimed at transforming your negative thoughts using adaptive mechanisms.



Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Check

If you suffer from emotional up-downs before your periods, try this tool to find out if you possibly suffer from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and should consult an expert.

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