Do you suffer from PMDD?
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder is real, and so is the help you can get.
PMDD awareness video made my Vicious Cycle: Making PMDD Visible project - with the kind support of Gia Allemand Foundation for PMDD. Please visit iapmd.org/resources for more detailed information and resources.
Are people constantly asking you what's wrong? Do you feel sad for no particular reason? Do the people around you think they are helping when they are trying to cheer you up, but deep down you know it really isn't helping. Do your family and friends label you as moody? Are having difficulty controlling your mood and you don't even understand why?
Did you know approximately 5 million women in the United States are living with PMDD every day?
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder. This misdiagnosis quite often is not out of any form of negligence on the part of your therapist or doctor; it merely comes from a place of unfamiliarity. PMDD is one of the hardest conditions to diagnose because the feature closely resembles those of depression, bipolar and borderline disorders. Take a look at the chart below, and you can see how many of the symptoms of PMDD overlap with other conditions, again making it difficult to quickly and accurately diagnose.
Evidence-based research has determined that PMDD is treatable through psychotherapy techniques such as CBT, and mindfulness. A therapist can also assist you in making the appropriate lifestyle changes, such as eating habits, exercise and exploring natural remedies. We can also make referrals to qualified medical professionals that can prescribe medications when necessary.
If you think you or someone you know may have PMDD and we want to help. Please call our office today to schedule an appointment so you can begin to experience relief. You can also visit https://iapmd.org/self-screen and take this brief quiz.