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What are symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?

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Symptoms of PMDD include:

  • Mood swings
  • Depression or feelings of hopelessness
  • Intense anger and conflict with other people
  • Tension, anxiety, and irritability
  • Decreased interest in usual activities
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Change in appetite
  • Feeling out of control
  • Sleep problems
  • Cramps and bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headaches
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Hot flashes

From: What Is PMDD? WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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