What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?


PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) is a severe, and even sometimes a disabling form of the better-known Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Whilst both PMDD and PMS both express themselves in emotional and physical symptoms prior to the menstrual cycle, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder will cause far more extreme shifts in emotions. This condition can unsettle everyday life and cause real harm to relationships.

Often referred to as severe PMS, for those suffering from PMDD, the symptoms during the one-to-two weeks before the menstrual cycle will make a huge impact on their lives. Work, socialising and building relationships, which someone with the disorder may usually take in their stride can feel impossible during these days – and in extreme cases, suicidal thoughts will unveil themselves.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Therapy

 Working with a counsellor or therapist can help suffers navigate the mood changes and challenges that come with PMDD. 


Please see answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about PMDD. Please email admin@counsellingpsychologyonline.com or telephone 07584 328192 for any other questions, or to find out more about treatment of PMDD today,

What is PMDD an abbreviation of?

PMDD stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Often referred to as a severe form of PMS, the condition sees symptoms arising in the luteal phase of the mentrual cycle and ending a few days after menstration has started.

What are the symptoms of PMDD?

PMDD can express itself differently for each individual. Common emotional symptoms include, but are not limited to: emotional or mood changes, anger, depressed state of mind, anxiety or tension, deceased interest or drive to do activities and sometimes suicidal thoughts.

How do I get assessed for PMDD?

Get in touch with Counselling Psychology Online by emailing admin@counsellingpsychologyonline.com or calling 07584 328192. The next step would be to book you in for a free 15-minute consultation where we will discuss your symptoms and take it from there…

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Coping with PMDD with Counselling Psychology Online


Here at Counselling Psychology Online, we provide bespoke online therapy for those suffering with PDMM.

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