Dr. Dunnewold explains how talk therapy can help severe PMS/Premenstrual Syndrome or PMDD/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
I think talk therapy is most valuable in terms of providing perspective. How are you handling this, are you letting your brain run away with you, that you’re a horrible person because you’re acting this way rather than being able to stop and say, “You know, this is something I don’t have control over. This is something in my brain that I can cope with but I can’t really will it away.” That’s the most important thing I think that can come out of talk therapy or psychotherapy; it’s that perspective change.
About Dr. Ann Dunnewold, M.A., Ph.D.:
Dr. Ann Dunnewold is a licensed psychologist practicing in Dallas, Texas. With 25 years experience helping women cope with life issues, Ann assist in addressing parental guilt and worry, creating a balance between family, self and work, postpartum depression, couples counseling and more. She received her M.A. and Ph.D in counseling Psychology from Ohio State University and is registered by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Dunnewold uses an eclectic therapy approach to focus on the here and now and changes thinking to change behaviors.