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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 On top of the stress that came with the spotlight, Allemand also struggled with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a condition characterised by extreme mood shifts, Micheletti says. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, 28 July 2020 Diagnosed with depression, general anxiety disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and social anxiety, she’s found peace in maintaining daily rituals like sitting with her morning coffee, practicing guitar or exercising. Ilana Kaplan, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2020 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, 19 June 2015 Anxiety is one of the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, says Dr. Greves. Anthea Levi, Health.com, 8 Mar. 2018

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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“Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premenstrual%20dysphoric%20disorder. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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premenstrual dysphoric disorder

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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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