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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Introduction

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: While many women report some history of premenstrual mood changes and physical symptoms, an estimated 3 to 4 percent suffer severe symptoms that ... more about Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosis used to indicate serious premenstrual distress with associated deterioration in functioning. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is available below.

Symptoms of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Treatments for Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

  • A balanced diet (with increased whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and decreased or no salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine)
  • Adequate rest
  • Regular exercise 3-5 times per week
  • Hormone therapy
  • Antidepressant drugs
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

  • Ovarian hormone hypothesis-hormone changes that occur during a woman's menstrual cycle appear to play a significant role
  • Serotonin hypothesis
  • Psychosocial hypothesis
  • Cognitive and social learning theory
  • Sociocultural theory
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Prognosis for Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Prognosis for Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: After proper diagnosis and treatment, most women with PMDD find that their symptoms go away or drop to tolerable levels.

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While many women report some history of premenstrual mood changes and physical symptoms, an estimated 3 to 4 percent suffer severe symptoms that significantly interfere with work and social functioning.9 ,10 This impairing form of premenstrual syndrome, also called Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), appears to be an abnormal response to normal hormone changes.11 Researchers are studying what makes some women susceptible to PMDD, including differences in hormone sensitivity, history of other mood disorders, and individual differences in the function of brain chemical messenger systems. Antidepressant medications known to work via serotonin circuits are effective in relieving the premenstrual symptoms.12 ,13 Women with susceptibility to depression may be more vulnerable to the mood-shifting effects of hormones. (Source: excerpt from Women Hold Up Half the Sky: NIMH)

 

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