Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a medical condition that is severe in intensity than premenstrual syndrome. The disorder has both somatic as well as behavioral domain symptoms. The disorder in particular has effects on mood. There are various co-morbid conditions associated which include depression and anxiety. The aim of this review article is to highlight the effects of premenstrual dysphoric disorder on the lives of females in reproductive age groups and to ascertain possible treatment. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder negatively effects social, interpersonal and work lives of the females. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are considered to be the gold standard in treating the condition. Psychotherapy is also found to be useful in alleviating the symptoms.
Quratulain Javaid. (2020) Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Review of the available literature, Isra Medical Journal, Volume 12, Issue 3.