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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Q&A

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe chronic condition capable of causing a wide range of symptoms. Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can help individuals effectively cope with many of the psychological symptoms associated with PMDD such as anxiety, depression, mood changes, pain, and more. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder treatment is available at Success Health System LLC. For more information, contact us now or request an appointment online today. We have convenient locations to serve you in Creve Coeur MO, St. Louis MO, Independence MO, Columbia MO, and Olathe KS.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Near Me in Creve Coeur MO, St. Louis MO, Independence MO, Columbia MO, and Olathe KS
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Near Me in Creve Coeur MO, St. Louis MO, Independence MO, Columbia MO, and Olathe KS

Table of Contents:

What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
What causes premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
What are the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
Can PMDD be cured?

What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder?


Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) presents as a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) capable of causing both emotional and physical symptoms during menstrual cycles the week or two weeks preceding an individual’s period.

During PMDD patients may exhibit traditional PMS symptoms such as headaches, bloating, and breast tenderness in addition to other more severe symptoms. PMDD is also associated with anxiety, irritability, and depression. The symptoms should subside when an individual’s period starts, however, they can present severely and interfere with an individual’s life in several adverse ways. Both PMDD and PMS typically start seven to 10 days before an individual’s period and can continue for a few days into the period.

PMDD is considered a severe, chronic medical condition that requires treatment which can involve psychiatric services at Success Health System LLC, and comprehensive health and lifestyle interventions to support recovery.

What causes premenstrual dysphoric disorder?


The causes of PMDD or PMS are often unclear or unknown. Hormonal changes as they occur throughout the menstrual cycle may have an impact. Serotonin levels can play a role in the onset of PMDD as they fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle and some women present sensitivity towards these fluctuations.

Typically, a serotonin deficiency can be caused by hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle. Serotonin can affect mood and causing physical symptoms. Hormonal fluctuations, including decreasing levels of estrogen and progesterone, following ovulation and before menstruation can also influence the onset of symptoms.

There are several risk factors associated with the onset of PMDD as well which can put individuals at a heightened risk of developing the condition and necessitate careful monitoring of potential symptoms.

Individuals with PMS or a family history of PMS or PMDD can be more prone to the onset of PMDD themselves. Additionally, PMDD can co-occur alongside other mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.

Several other mood disorders and a family history of mood disorders can also influence susceptibility to PMDD. Trauma, abuse, and other high-stress events can make it more likely for individuals to develop PMDD.

What are the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder?


There are a wide range of potential symptoms that are associated with PMDD and may present differently depending on specific health factors. Both PMDD and PMS can cause breast tenderness, bloating, fatigue, changes in eating habits, and sleep cycles.

PMDD will be accompanied by more severe symptoms, particularly as it pertains to behavioral and emotional symptoms. Individuals with PMDD may experience anxiety or tension, hopelessness or sadness, anger, irritability, extreme moodiness, and much more.

Untreated PMDD can lead to further issues including the onset of depression as well as other mood disorders. Because the symptoms of PMDD overlap considerably with those of other mood disorders, they’re most distinguishable by their timing in relation to the menstrual cycle.

Other signs and symptoms presenting include lack of interest in daily activities once enjoyed, insomnia, feeling a loss of control, and other symptoms that can be associated with other mood disorders.

To diagnose PMDD, patients must exhibit some of these symptoms during most menstrual cycles over a year. These symptoms can present in different degrees of severity.

But in their extreme version, they can disrupt an individual’s life and livelihood, disrupting their function at work, school, social situations, and more. PMDD also presents, in addition to the psychological symptoms, alongside a wide range of gastrointestinal symptoms, skin problems, fluid retention, neurological, and vascular symptoms, and much more.

Can PMDD be cured?


PMDD can be treated, and specialists at Success Health System LLC will work with patients in making a determination concerning the most appropriate course of treatment for their unique needs.

Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can help individuals effectively cope with many of the psychological symptoms associated with PMDD such as anxiety, depression, mood changes, pain, and more.

It becomes especially important to receive treatment for PMDD when it’s affecting an individual’s mental well-being, relationships, or performance at work, school, and more.

Board-certified psychiartist at Success Health System LLC can also direct patients toward natural treatments and remedies. These can be utilized alongside talk therapy to help provide symptomatic relief. Meditation and breathing exercises can be used to reduce the stress that can worsen PMDD and ease other symptoms of PMDD.

Improvements in sleep, diet, and exercise may also be recommended to help comprehensively improve health and wellness and manage the condition. In certain cases, medications may be prescribed as necessary, though will not always be used as frontline treatment.

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Independence, MO

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