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What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder     (PMDD)?
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What is pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?

A small percentage of women (between 2%-9% of the women that experience PMS) have symptoms so severe they can be destructive to their relationships and their life.

When symptoms of PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) are very extreme and severe, they are referred to as PMDD, pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, a condition which has only been recently identified.

Some PMDD symptoms are similar to major depression, which is why some medical specialists believe that PMDD is a psychological disorder, which is exacerbated during the two weeks prior to menstruation. There is some disagreement in the medical community about the classification of PMDD as a psychological disorder and therefore there is no definite concurrence about treatment of this condition in medical experts.

PMDD symptoms normally disappear (or are reduced significantly) once menstruation starts.


Facts about pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)


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  Last reviewed: 15 August 2008 || Last updated: 8 January 2010


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