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PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is considered to be a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome. The difference between the two disorders is that the symptoms in PMDD are serious enough to affect the woman’s regular life, like work etc. The cause of this condition is said to be due to hormonal changes. In recent research, it has been revealed that changes in a chemical, serotonin in the system. Mood swings, tension and anxiety are some of the many symptoms experienced by women with PMDD.
HOW IS PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
A gynaecologist would observe your changes in temperament and body and do an ultrasound to check for physical problems along with doing blood tests.
HOW IS PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER TREATED?
The following treatments are considered to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder:
1. Antidepressant medications
2. Birth control pills
3. Nutritional supplements
4. Herbal remedies
5. Diet and lifestyle changes
DID YOU KNOW?
There is no cure for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.