Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Do I have PMDD or PMS?
  • What is the difference between PMDD and PMS?
  • What treatment is best for me?
  • Will I have to take medicine until menopause?
  • Could I also have depression?
  • What are the side effects of my medicine?
  • How long will I have to take my medicine?
  • Is there anything I can do at home to help myself?


Diagnosis and Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder by Subhash C. Bhatia, M.D., and Shashi K. Bhatia, M.D. (American Family Physician October 01, 2002,

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 04/03