One of the most closely related conditions to premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a characterized by severe PMS symptoms. Before menstruation, patients can experience these severe signs:
- Depression that is severe
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Hormones may also cause this related condition to PMS. It affects around three to eight percent of women in the childbearing years.
Risk factors for PMDD include alcohol abuse, obesity, caffeine intake, family history of the condition, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Treatments begin with lifestyle changes and may include antidepressants, birth control pills, nutritional supplements and more.
Florida Hospital offers these treatments and more for patients with PMDD. Schedule a screening appointment online today.