How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask psychlady Your Own Question
psychlady, Counselor
Category: Relationship
Satisfied Customers: 6892
Experience:  I have over 16 years experience in treating adults presenting with a variety of relationship issues
Type Your Relationship Question Here...
psychlady is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

hows premesntural dysphoric disorder diagnosed and hows it

Customer Question

how's premesntural dysphoric disorder diagnosed and how's it treated? what if i don't wanna take antideppressants? i've tried so many of them and am scared of them now.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  psychlady replied 5 years ago.

Overall with any mental health issue you have the choice to not take medication. You take the risk however of not getting the benefit that medication offers. The alternative is therapy where you could understand why you feel depressed and learn what your triggers are so you can avoid them. You learn behaviorally what to do and this helps you manage your mood. Some people do very well with therapy. It really depends on your motivation and your dedication to reducing your triggers.


I know you said you are scared but evaluate the reason you feel this way. Sometimes the trade off between your fears and the benefit of medication may outweigh each other. The choice is yours but you may discuss these with a psychiatrist. Your fears may be unfounded and this can help you make an informed decision,


If you still say that you want an alternative then therapy can be very useful. Other remedies such as natural therapies I cannot speak about because I am a therapist