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Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can produce physical and emotional or behavioral symptoms.
Physical symptoms of PMS may include:
Emotional and behavioral symptoms of PMS may include:
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a specific psychiatric condition marked by severe depression, irritability, and tension before menstruation. For a doctor to confirm a diagnosis of PMDD, the patient must have symptoms during the last week of the premenstrual phase and that resolve within a few days after menstruation starts.
Five or more of the following symptoms must occur:
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