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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) (cont.)

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What are the complications of PMDD?

PMDD by definition is characterized by symptoms severe enough to interfere with daily functioning and activities. If untreated, these symptoms can significantly impact quality of life and a woman's ability to function at work, school, or home. Further, mood changes and depression that may accompany PMDD can be associated with suicidal thoughts and behavior.

Can PMDD be prevented?

Since PMDD is thought to result from interactions between ovarian hormones and neurotransmitters in the brain, there is no known way to prevent its occurrence.

What is the outlook for PMDD?

Although the symptoms of PMDD can be debilitating, treatments are available that are effective in controlling symptoms for a majority of women as described above.

Medically reviewed by Mikio Nihira, MD; American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology REFERENCE: eMedicine.com, "Premenstrual dysphoric disorder."


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/12/2013

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