Prevalence of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder - A Cross Sectional StudyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2021-10-05
Authors : Ashwini Bulbuli; Akshata Sherikar;
Page : 616-619
Keywords : PMDD; Late luteal phase; Prevalence; DRSP; Menstrual cycle; Epidemiology;
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), is a mood disorder characterized by severe emotional and physical symptoms and has a significant effect on various aspects of a women?s life. Despite this, impact and burden of PMDD are still mostly unrecognized.250 females aged 18 - 45 years were included in the study and were administered Daily Record of Severity of Problems, for two consecutive menstrual cycles. Study reports a prevalence rate of 16%. PMDD has been shown to severely impact various aspects of life, added to which are daily stressors aggravating the pre - existing condition. And yet, these symptoms are repeatedly dismissed.
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