Dr. Dunnewold shares what she tells a patient who says, "Several days per month I hate my life and everyone in it.
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Advice for Women with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder I am Dr. Ann Dunnewold. I am a licensed psychologist in Dallas, Texas and you could find me on my website, too, www.anndunnewold.com. Well I think that’s PMDD, which is really the medical term for PMS. PMS is the popular term, though there's some degree of intensity to the PMDD to be diagnosed medically, really has to fairly intense. So that’s what I would say, and that’s very helpful often to put it in context; you’re not crazy. There’s nothing the matter with you. Your hormones are changing and it’s affecting your brain.