Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder PMD

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMD) Therapy

MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION: Depressive Disorder

In the weeks leading up to their menstrual cycle, some individuals experience typical premenstrual symptoms like bloating and breast tenderness. However, a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome can lead to pronounced mood alterations such as anxiety, depression, and irritability.

Understanding Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

This condition is similar to Premenstrual Syndrome but is noted for its more intense symptoms, making it a distinct mood disorder. It affects millions of women worldwide, presenting a significant impact on their daily life.

If you’re experiencing symptoms suggestive of this condition or have been diagnosed, DVH NP IN PSYCHIATRY SERVICES, PLLC offers comprehensive support. Virtual mental health care provides convenient access to personalized treatment.

Recognizing the Symptoms:

  • Swollen or tender breasts
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating and cramping
  • Headache or muscle aches
  • Clumsiness
  • Diminished tolerance for noise or light
  • Fatigue or sleep disturbances
  • Appetite fluctuations
  • Challenges with concentration or memory
  • Tension or anxiety
  • Feelings of sorrow or crying episodes
  • Mood swings or irritability
  • Reduced sexual interest

Additional symptoms can include:

  • Anger or irritability
  • Feelings of sadness or despair, or suicidal thoughts
  • Severe anxiety sensations
  • Panic attacks
  • Disinterest in typical activities and relationships
  • Sensations of losing control

Access to mental health care is crucial in managing the symptoms and improving the overall quality of life for those affected by this challenging condition.