premenstrual dysphoric disorder

noun
Updated on: 19 Mar 2018

Definition of premenstrual dysphoric disorder

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

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First Known Use of premenstrual dysphoric disorder

1985


Medical Dictionary

premenstrual dysphoric disorder

noun

medical Definition of premenstrual dysphoric disorder

: 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 disorder
  • —Andrew WeilSelf HealingMay 1999
abbreviation PMDD

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