premenstrual dysphoric disorder

noun

: severe premenstrual syndrome characterized by symptoms (such as depression and anxiety) that markedly interfere with normal daily functioning

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web People who get periods may experience a form of depression called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Ashley Abramson, Health, 23 Jan. 2023 Some research has shown that women with SAD are also more likely to be diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 24 Nov. 2021 Is there a cure for premenstrual dysphoric disorder? Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2022 Dixie D'Amelio has revealed she was recently diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 19 Oct. 2022 Strange visitors are at her door — PMDD, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and a prospective life partner who happens to be a divorced man with a daughter. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 For example, some women experience heavy menstrual bleeding (also known as menorrhagia), severe PMS and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and their 'normal' cycle or level of discomfort will not be mirrored by someone else's. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 20 Dec. 2021 Robertson, the business coach, was recently diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder—a condition that causes severe anxiety and depression every month. Melissa Kimble, Glamour, 28 July 2021 In such cases, a diagnosis of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) may be given. Eleanor Morgan, refinery29.com, 10 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of premenstrual dysphoric disorder was in 1985

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“Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premenstrual%20dysphoric%20disorder. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

premenstrual dysphoric disorder

noun
: severe premenstrual syndrome characterized by symptoms (such as depression, anxiety, cyclical mood shifts, and lethargy) that markedly interfere with normal daily functioning
… you may be among the small minority of women who have the severe form of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorderAndrew Weil, Self Healing
abbreviation PMDD
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