Dr. Dunnewold explains why anti-depressants are helpful in treating PMDD/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
Yeah, antidepressants can work even if you’re not depressed. Even if you have a couple of weeks in the month where you are feeling great, antidepressants work because they seem to buffer the brain hormones against the effect of those falling female hormones. So they’re in place to keep those brain hormones stable and that then prevents the mood problems.
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.