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When will your doctor diagnose you with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?

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Your doctor can diagnose you with PMDD if:

  • You have at least five symptoms of PMDD.
  • They start 7 to 10 days before you get your period.
  • They go away shortly after you start bleeding.

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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