The PMDD Phenomenon: Breakthrough Treatments for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and Extreme Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 239 pages
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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and Extreme PMS have recently entered the public consciousness due in large part to consumer advertisements for new drugs such as Sarafem. But women who suffer from it and those involved in their lives have already been all too familiar with it. Not simply PMS, PMDD causes more extreme symptoms and can be debilitating. To add to the difficulties, many women are still told that it's all in their heads. Even among professionals, debate continues about how to classify the problem. Just as consumer books did for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, this breakthrough book will help increase public awareness that the problem is real and that treatments do exist. Dr. Diana Dell, a well-respected researcher in women's health and past president of the American Medical Women's Association, presents the first book to explain PMDD and offer hope for overcoming it. As a board-certified practitioner in both Ob/Gyn and Psychiatry, she is uniquely qualified to help women cope with the physical and psychological aspects of the condition. The book provides case studies, helps the reader to evaluate whether she has the condition, and explains the spectrum of treatm

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This book is informative and I am so glad that I read it! Very helpful! Especially for those of you with male doctors who simply think that there is no such thing as PMDD. Read on Ladies!!! Read full review

Contents

Treating Premenstrual Disorders
69
Light and Sleep Therapies
137
PMDD PME or Severe PMS
187
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Diana L. Dell, M.D., FACOG, is a board-certified in both ob-gyn and psychiatry. She is an assistant professor in both the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center. She is past president of the American Medical Women's Association.

Carol Svec is a researcher and award-winning health writer.

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