Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder occurs due to hormonal changes in a post pubescent woman who undergoes extreme physical and emotional trauma before the onset of each menstrual cycle. It is more pronounced than in usual premenstrual syndrome where the same symptoms of uneasiness, irritability, depression and tension can be seen though in lesser degrees. A healthy lifestyle and avoidance of thyroid and obesity issues leads to a PDD free life. In Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, these symptoms last for about a week and stop as soon as the period commences.
HOW IS PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder is also commonly associated with eating disorders like anorexia and obesity, and smoking among women.