premenstrual dysphoric disorder

noun

Definition of premenstrual dysphoric disorder

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

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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