What is the outlook for premenstrual dystrophic disorder?
With treatment, most women respond positively and their symptoms reduce.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 15 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Premenstrual dystrophic disorder is when a woman has symptoms of severe depression, tension and irritability before menstruation, that are more severe than symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Symptoms of premenstrual dystrophic disorder are more severe than premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and include anxiety, depression, headache and fatigue, difficulty sleeping and concentrating, and feeling hopeless, lonely or even …
The exact causes of premenstrual dystrophic disorder are not known, although several factors have been associated with the disorder, such as consuming too much alcohol or caffeine, anxiety, depression, being overweight and not getting enough …
Some women can get premenstrual dystrophic disorder before menstruation. The exact causes are not known.
Diagnosis of premenstrual dystrophic disorder is based on a family history and on symptoms, of which several are required to occur at the same time. Keeping a symptom diary can help your doctor with their diagnosis. An examination may be …
Lifestyle changes are an important part of treatment for premenstrual dystrophic disorder. Getting enough sleep and exercise, reducing stress levels and eating a healthy diet are all good steps to take. You may also be prescribed some …