Depression is a symptom that many women experience during their menstruating years. The key element that sets apart PMS-related depression from other forms of depression is the timing of symptoms. More than 150 different symptoms have been ascribed to PMS, but the hallmark of PMS-related problems is their occurrence during the two weeks prior to the onset of menstruation (around the time of ovulation). Women suffering from PMS-related depression report dramatic relief from their symptoms once...
If you still have
moderate to severe symptoms after two or three cycles of home treatment measures, talk to your doctor about further treatment
options. These may include taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants or low-estrogenbirth control pills. For more information, see Medications.