Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Specialist

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Women's & Reproductive Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Sexual Health
In-Person care in Bethesda, MD
Telehealth appointments in Maryland, Virginia, DC,
Florida and Michigan

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), encompasses a range of physical and emotional symptoms occurring during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. At WCWCW, located in Bethesda, Maryland, our comprehensive treatment approach for PMDD involves meticulous diagnostic evaluation, often preceded by the prospective documentation of daily symptoms over a two-month period. Our experts understand the complexities of PMDD and provide tailored treatment plans that address each patient’s unique needs and experiences. If you’re experiencing symptoms of PMDD, our compassionate team is here to help you find relief and improve your overall well-being.

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Unraveling the Underlying Causes of PMDD

While the exact cause of PMDD remains unclear, it’s believed to stem from abnormal reactions to normal hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle. These changes can lead to serotonin deficiency, affecting mood and triggering various physical symptoms. Our dedicated team at WCWCW aims to uncover the root causes of your PMDD and provide comprehensive care to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Identifying Symptoms of PMDD

Symptoms of PMDD typically manifest during the week preceding menstruation and subside shortly after the onset of the menstrual cycle. These symptoms often significantly disrupt daily routines and can severely impact various aspects of life, including work and relationships. Psychological symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, and mood swings, along with physical manifestations like bloating and fatigue, are common indicators of PMDD. It’s crucial to identify and address these symptoms to ensure effective management of the condition.

Diagnosing and Managing PMDD

At WCWCW, our clinicians follow a comprehensive diagnostic process to assess and confirm PMDD. By evaluating your symptoms and their impact on your daily life, we can develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Our holistic treatment approach may include lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, exercise regimens, stress management techniques, and, in some cases, medication. With our support and guidance, you can effectively manage your PMDD and improve your overall well-being.

If you’re seeking relief from the challenges of PMDD, don’t hesitate to reach out to WCWCW today or request an appointment online. Our team provides exceptional care and support for patients in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Michigan, and Florida, ensuring access to high-quality services and comprehensive treatment options.

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