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How common is premenstrual syndrome?

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Chances are good that you’ve had some type of premenstrual syndrome since you started your period. Doctors think as many as three-quarters of menstruating women have some signs of PMS, whether it’s food cravings, cramps, tender breasts, moodiness, or fatigue.

From: What Is PMDD? WebMD Medical Reference

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Madison Institute for Medicine.

Mayo Clinic: "Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD): Different from PMS?", “Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).”

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder."

Harvard Mental Health Letter: “Treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 7, 2018

SOURCES:

Madison Institute for Medicine.

Mayo Clinic: "Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD): Different from PMS?", “Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).”

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder."

Harvard Mental Health Letter: “Treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 7, 2018

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