Is 'Period Rage' Real? Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Explained!

Playing Do You Suffer from ‘Period Rage’?

A woman’s monthly cycle can trigger mood swings, breast tenderness, and bloat -- but what about something much more extreme and intense? The Doctors discuss "period rage."

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OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry explains that approximately 2 to 8 percent of women of child-bearing age can be affected by an extreme period called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). She explains that PMDD can be accompanied by:

  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Experiencing anxiety
  • Tension
  • Irritability
  • Feeling angry

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She says there is no cure for PMDD, but explains it can be treated with birth control and anti-depressants.

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