PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER
The essential characteristics of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder are sudden changes in mood, frequent feeling of sadness, and symptoms of anxiety that recur during the premenstrual phase of the cycle and that remit around the beginning of menstruation or shortly after.
These symptoms can be accompanied by behavioral and physical symptoms such as, frequent fights with a partner and co-workers, feelings of inadequacy with respect to the family or the professional arena, and even somatic symptoms, such as headaches and swelling, that impair performance in daily activities. Symptoms must be present in most of the menstrual cycles over a period of a year.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What factors contribute to causing this disorder?
The environmental factors that are associated with the presentation of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder are stress, the history of interpersonal traumas, seasonal changes, and the sociocultural aspects of female sexual behavior, in general, and the role of the female gender, in particular.
How does this disorder affect the person suffering with it?
The symptoms produce strong discomfort in women and can have negative effects on the ability to function at work or socially, accentuating difficulties for the couple, with children, family members and friends.
What is the difference between this disorder and having premenstrual syndrome?
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder occurs with more severe manifestations than premenstrual syndrome because it is accompanied by intense mood swings and somatic complaints that prevent the woman from carrying out her routine in a normal way.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.