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I am happy to help you with more detail regarding what is clinically referred to as Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD is a condition associated with severe emotional and physical problems that are linked closely to the menstrual cycle. Symptoms occur regularly in the second half of the cycle and end when menstruation begins or shortly thereafter. PMDD is not just a new name for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a condition that affects as many as 75% of menstruating women. It is, however, considered to be a very severe form of PMS that affects about 5% of menstruating women. Both PMDD and PMS share symptoms in common that include depression, anxiety
, tension, irritability and moodiness.
The core symptoms of PMDD that are similar to depression include:
-intense feelings of unhappiness
-being unable to see a positive future
-feelings of worthlessness – feeling useless at - everything
-increased sensitivity to rejection or criticism
-feeling suddenly sad
-crying a lot for no particular reason
-marked anxiety or tension – a feeling of being keyed up or on edge
-persistent and marked anger, irritability or an increase in conflicts with other people
-finding it hard to be with people, losing interest in usual activities (eg work, school, friends, hobbies)
-feeling tired all the time, or having less energy than usual
-increases in appetite, binge or comfort eating – especially of salty or sweet foods
more than usual, or (in a smaller group of sufferers) being unable to sleep
-feelings of being overwhelmed or out of control.
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I trust that this detail serves to answer your question - however if you have additional questions, feel free to ask as I am happy to help.