premenstrual dysphoric disorder

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1762
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A definition of the term "premenstrual dysphoric disorder" is presented. It refers to a disorder characterized by symptoms such as markedly depressed mood, marked anxiety, marked affective lability, and decreased interest in activities. Its abbreviation is PDD. The symptoms in patients with this disease, occur regularly during the last week of the luteal phase in most menstrual cycles during the year preceding diagnosis.


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