E-Book: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
How to monitor premenstrual dysphoric disorder and collect data to share with your doctor
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe and disabling condition that may affect about 5% – 10% of the female population during fertile years. It shows its ugly face during the two weeks preceding menstruation. This chart can help you to identify its specific symptoms and place them on a timeline, which is essential for a diagnosis.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual stress (PMS). Women with PMDD are at higher risk of suicide and experience a periodical and severe impairment in all facets of their life. PMDD was added to the list of depressive disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 2013. The branch of medicine that usually diagnoses it is psychiatry, but this does not mean that the problem is in your head. It may mean that your intestinal flora is damaged, for example, or that your circadian rhythm is out of synch. Studio Medulla recommends to consult with holistic medical experts specialized in female hormonal balance, gut health and chronobiology.
This chart has been prepared according to the provisions recommended by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It lists all 11 symptoms of PMDD and helps you reveal patterns associated to specific menstrual phases in a visual and intuitive way.
It comes with clear instructions and tips on how to make the analysis of data easier.
This chart can be used by your doctor to diagnose PMDD.
* The content of this e-book is strictly educational. It does not constitute or substitute professional diagnosis and treatment.