PMS or PMDD?
PMS OR PMDD?
PMDD is the most severe form of PMS. Symptoms can be debilitating, unmanageable and personality-altering. In May 2019 PMDD was, for the first time, given its own classification code and classified clearly as a gynaecological, not mental, disease in the WHO’s new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11.
The US DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) states that if you have FIVE of ELEVEN symptoms so severely they affect your life, and that they occur most heavily in the week before your period, you could be suffering from PMDD. The DSM-5 splits the symptoms into two groups: