Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMAD)
Mood Disorders are among the most common Psychological Disorders, and the risk of developing them is increasing worldwide, particularly in younger people. Mood disorders involve disabling disturbances in emotion-from the sadness of depression to the unrealistic elation and irritability of mania. Mood disorders in children are fundamentally similar to mood disorders in adults.
About Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMAD):
The History of the development of PMAD over the last several decades as a diagnosis was described in DSM (III). Clinicians had identified a small group of women who presented with severe and sometimes incapacitating emotional reaction associated with the late luteal phase of their menstrual period. In view of the Suffering and impairment associated with the condition women deserved the attention, care and financial support. As one on see a Combination of physical Symptoms, severe mood swings and anxiety are associated with incapacitation during this period of time. All of The evidence indicates that PMDD is best considered a disorder of mood as opposed to a physical disorder and thousands of women, suffering from this disorder receive the treatment they need to relieve their Suffering and improve the functioning.
1. Marked affective liability: Mood Swings; feeling suddenly sad or tearful, or increased sensitivity to rejection.
3. Marked depressed mood, feelings of hopelessness, or self-deprecating thoughts.
4. Marked anxiety, tension, and/ or feelings of being keyed up or on edge.
ANY ONE OF THESE SYMPTOMS
5. Decreased interest in usual activities i.e. work, school, friends, hobbies.
6. Subjective difficulty in concentration.
7. Lethargy, easy fatigability, or marked too of energy.
8. Marked change in appetite; overeating or specific food craving.
9. Hypersomnia or insomnia.
10. A sense of being overwhelmed or out of control.
11. Physical symptoms such as breast tenderness or swelling, joint or muscle pain, a sensation of "bloating", or weight gain.
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