What are Common Symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

Many women are able to tell when symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder are about to occur. Some of the warning signs that are generally followed by the symptoms of this type of disorder would include nausea, feeling dizzy, becoming irritable with even small things that should not cause this feeling, being moody, fatigue, and higher levels of blood pressure. Information that is obtained from the patient and used to diagnose this type of depression is if they experience at least one type of emotional symptoms of dysphoric disorder, and five of the physical symptoms or PMDD in the week prior to menstruation. If a patient does experience these types of symptoms for 12 months in a row, then they are generally diagnosed with this type of depression. Some of the most common symptoms that are associated with this disorder would include moderate levels of the symptoms that follow:   
  • Tender breasts
  • Acne
  • Emotions that are uncontrollable
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating of the abdomen
  • Insomnia
  • Cramps
  • Breasts that are distended
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Feeling depressed
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
The first and most important step to treating this condition is consulting with your physician.


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