What Are The Symptoms Of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
The symptoms of PMDD are similar to those of PMS. However, they are generally more severe and debilitating and include a least one mood-related symptom. Symptoms occur during the week just before menstrual bleeding and usually improve within a few days after the period starts.
Five or more of the following symptoms must be present to diagnose PMDD;
Emotional symptoms including,
- Disinterest in daily activities and relationships
- Fatigue or low energy
- Feeling of sadness or hopelessness
- Possible suicidal thoughts
- Feelings of tension or anxiety
- Feeling out of control Food cravings or binge eating
- Mood swings marked by periods of teariness
- Panic attack
- Persistent irritability or anger that affects other people.
Physical symptoms including such things as,
- Breast tenderness
- Joint or muscle pain
- Problems sleeping
- Trouble concentrating.