How should I manage a person with premenstrual syndrome?
Management of PMS should be tailored to the severity and type of symptoms, the person's treatment preferences, and any desire to become pregnant. There are no formal criteria available for defining mild, moderate, or severe PMS; severity is usually based on clinical judgement after considering the woman's perception of symptom severity, the impact of symptoms on the woman's quality of life, and the presence or absence of distress or impairment of socioeconomic function.
A very small number of women get a severe form of Premenstrual Syndrome, known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). PMDD is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Symptoms should be present at most menstrual cycles and improve at the onset of menses. Symptoms can range from emotional to physical and behavioural, significantly affecting life during the luteal phase of the cycle.
While many people women may experience symptoms of PMS, in women with PMDD these symptoms are much worse and can have a serious impact on their life. Experiencing PMDD can make it difficult to work, socialise and have healthy relationships and can lead to depression and suicidal feelings.
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behaviour or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.