Dr. Dunnewold explains the difference between PMDD/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and depression.
Many women who have depression or anxiety have symptoms all month long. To strictly define PMDD you should have part of the month where you’re free of symptoms, so that’s really the distinction. But again, many women who have depression and anxiety have PMS worsening, those feelings will get stronger pre-menstrually but they’re never really gone.
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.