Commonly asked questions about premenstrual dysphoric disorder
KATHRYN S. MUZINA, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Cleveland Clinic.
LILIAN GONSALVES, MD
Vice chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology; and Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic.
Although the etiology of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe form of premenstrual syndrome, is as yet unconfirmed, it is a biological condition that responds to biological therapies. With education, psychotherapy, and somatic and psychotropic treatment, women with PMDD can attain improved health and quality of life.