Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a rare condition that usually affects women during the two weeks leading up to their menstruation cycles. Symptoms and side effects of PMDD are similar to those of PMS, but can be much more severe and include excessive irritability, depression and anxiety. Women with PMDD may abuse substances to soothe their symptoms, but this behavior can lead to other serious problems.
Assessing Your Risk of PMDD
If you’re concerned that you might have PMDD, you’re not alone. Our free, confidential self-assessment can offer you insight on whether your symptoms match those of PMDD. However, a quiz is not an official diagnosis, and only a medical professional can diagnose PMDD accurately. A quiz can help you evaluate your symptoms effectively and decide whether to seek professional help.