For these severe symptoms, treatments for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are important to improve quality of life. The condition cannot be cured, and symptoms may not disappear all together. As patients age, symptoms may get worse, so treatments will need to be adjusted.
These are some of the treatments for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD):
- Diet and lifestyle changes, including eating a better diet, getting regular exercise and getting enough rest.
- Antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI)
- Stress management
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Birth control pills
- Natural supplements to improve vitamins
- Pain relievers