Dr. Dunnewold introduces herself and shares what she tells a patient who says, "Several days per month I hate my life and everyone in it. What Is wrong with me?"
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.
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.