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premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD

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Anybody here know what premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD is?


I have heard about this and PMDD is more of a violent or emotional outburst while PMS-ing. Some women are quick to temper with PMS but with PMDD its more violent and I read that they can be bad.


PMDD is a mental disorder affecting the menstrual cycle.

I found this on the net about PMDD:
* feelings of deep sadness or despair, possible suicide ideation
* feelings of tension or anxiety
* panic attacks
* diarrhea
* mood swings, crying,
* lasting irritability or anger, increased interpersonal conflicts. Typically sufferers are unaware of the impact they have on those close to them
* apathy or disinterest in daily activities and relationships
* yeast infections
* difficulty concentrating
* fatigue
* food cravings or binge eating
* insomnia or hypersomnia
* feeling "out of control",
* increase or decrease in sex drive.
* increased need for emotional closeness,
* physical symptoms: bloating, heart palpitations, breast tenderness, headaches, joint or muscle pain, swollen face


Hey, thanks for the info! I have never heard of this disorder before. Is this disorder common?


huh! never heard of this but it sounds scary! hope this is not common! Wow!


this sort of pms is disturbing. hope that this is rare!


This is scary but very informative! Anybody out there who can share experience?


I have food craving and bloating...but i know its just PMS. I have never had violent tendencies or gloomy episodes and the symptoms listed here are really scary!


I tried googling this and aside from the posts here, there is nothing really more to add. but I am glad though that this is quite rare. It is really disturbing and some of the women are really having a hard time coping. I know I would too :(


this is the first time ive heard about this and I am blown away!!! Fortunately, I do not know anybody with PMDD