PMDD


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PMDD

PMDD

PMDD

Abbreviation for premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS); symptoms including back and abdominal pain, nervousness and irritability, headache, and breast tenderness that occur the week before menstruation.
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In addition, low doses typically are effective for PMDD.
The dosing schedule approved for controlled-release paroxerine, marketed as Paxil CE by GlaxoSmithKline, is a daily dose taken continuously throughout the cycle, but the company said that the intermittent dosing for PMDD is under review at the FDA.
Medication is available that can increase the amount of serotonin in the brain, thereby treating PMDD.
Matthews and his colleagues studied 52 inpatients and outpatients with PMDD to determine predictors for substance use disorders.
When the diagnosis is PMDD, intermittent dosing is the regimen of first choice for Dr.
In the PMDD clinical trials, the most common side effects were menstrual irregularities, nausea, headache, breast tenderness, fatigue, irritability, decreased libido, weight gain, and mood changes.
If PMDD sounds a lot like major depression, it is because symptoms are very similar and standard antidepressants can help.
In women with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or dysthymia, the symptoms can worsen during the luteal phase, thereby mimicking PMDD.
The participants had PMDD for an average of 15 years.
The third drug and the third SSRI approved for PMDD.
Schering has recently launched a low dose version of Yasmin,called Yaz which has been approved in the additional indications of acne and PMDD and is forecast to accrue $730m in sales by 2011.