premenstrual dysphoric disorder

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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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In a small Brazilian study, women who received a higher dose of vitamin E saw the biggest improvements in their PMS or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) symptoms. Amy Capetta, Woman's Day, "10 Foods That Fight Off ALL Your PMS Symptoms," 19 June 2015 Anxiety is one of the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, says Dr. Greves. Anthea Levi, Health.com, "4 Period Symptoms No One Ever Talks About," 8 Mar. 2018

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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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 Weil, Self Healing, May 1999 abbreviation PMDD

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