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What other disorders will be ruled out when being diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?

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Before she diagnoses you with PMDD, she will make certain that emotional problems, such as depression or panic disorder, are not what’s causing your symptoms. Other medical or gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroids, menopause, and hormone problems also have to be ruled out.

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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