Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe type of premenstrual syndrome. It can cause both physical and emotional symptoms 7 to 14 days before the start of a period.

Also known as “Severe PMS” PMDD can have a huge impact on the suffer’s life. Socialising, working, and having healthy relationships can prove difficult. Some people even have suicidal thoughts. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

The symptoms of PMDD

The symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder can be different for everyone. However, the most common symptoms are:

Emotional – having mood swings, feeling anxious, tearful or upset, hopeless, irritable or angry, tense, overwhelmed, or on the edge. There may also be a lack of energy and difficulty concentrating. Some people might even feel suicidal. 

Behavioural and physical – headaches, breast swelling or tenderness, sleep difficulties, appetite changes or specific cravings, muscle and joint pain, feeling bloated, being distressed if you’re feeling rejected, difficulty avoiding or resolving conflicts. 

For more information about treatment for and causes of PMDD click here.

Is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder a Mental Health Issue?

PMDD is known to be an endocrine disorder that has some physical symptoms. However, those with PMDD also experience mental health concerns. This is why PMDD is known as a mental health issue. If you are looking for mental health support in Barlby for PMDD, there is help available. Please speak to your doctor if you think you have PMDD. It’s also worthwhile making a note of your symptoms. This is so you can see where and when your menstrual cycle is affected. 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk