Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Resident doctor– Since PMDD is a mood disorder, it cannot be diagnosed through blood tests or imaging. However, your doctor may order blood tests to rule out other potential causes of your symptoms, such as altered hormone levels or thyroid problems.

Fitness coach– Research suggests that regular exercise is beneficial for premenstrual symptoms. One study showed that regular exercise for PMS decreased pain and increased mood. For best results, engage in a mix of aerobic activities and strength training each week

Nutritionist– Higher dietary intake of both calcium and vitamin D through foods and supplements has been associated with reduced risk of PMS. These two nutrients may influence its development through their relationship to estrogen.

Counseling– A recent study found that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) was as effective as fluoxetine (20 mg daily), in the treatment of women with PMDD. Other limited studies suggest that cognitive approaches can be useful in helping to reduce premenstrual symptoms.

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