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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) (cont.)

PMDD Symptoms

Symptoms of PMDD can vary significantly among women, but have in common the fact that they occur in relation to the menstrual cycle. The following symptoms have been reported by women suffering from PMDD:

  • fatigue,

  • mood changes,

  • abdominal bloating,

  • breast tenderness,

  • appetite changes,

  • hot flashes,

  • palpitations,

  • crying spells,

  • headache,

  • difficulty concentrating or forgetfulness,

  • feeling irritable, tense, or overly sensitive to stimuli,

  • depression,

  • acne, and

  • gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) upset.

While these symptoms can all occur to some extent in PMS, in true PMDD they are pronounced enough to cause significant impact upon a woman's daily functioning.

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