Dr. Dunnewold describes the relationship between PMS/Premenstrual Syndrome and PMDD/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
PMS is sort of an umbrella over the whole concept of changes in behavior and feelings that a woman might have in the period leading up to the bleeding part of her menstrual cycle I guess, and PMDD is the clinical term for when those symptoms reach a certain level that might require medication or medical treatment. PMDD may go beyond lifestyle coping kinds of changes.
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.