PMDD and the DSM-V Manual

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 21, 2012
PMDD is poised to move out of the appendix of the DSM Manual, the "diagnostic bible" of psychiatry, into the main section, resulting in more respect and attention for premenstrual dysphoric disorder. [More]

Antidepressants, Placebo, PMDD, and Sarafem

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 8, 2012
For mild and moderate depression, antidepressants aren’t better than placebo, so it is unlikely that they are better than placebo for severe PMS and PMDD. [More]

PMS Is Real—PMDD Is Real

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller February 7, 2012
We keep talking about how PMS and PMDD are real, physical, genetic, biochemical, hormonal conditions, and not, as some would have you believe, simply “in your imagination” or a “neurosis.” We’re happy to report that the evidence—scientific evidence—keeps rolling in that the supports our position. [More]

Do Black Women Have Less PMS, PMDD, & Depression?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller December 16, 2011
"Black women are less than half as likely as white women to have PMDD, and less likely to have premenstrual symptoms at all." [More]

How Severe PMS Became PMDD And Prozac Became Sarafem

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller October 11, 2011
PMDD was almost unheard of before August 2001, when Prozac (fluoxetine) went off patent. [More]

Discrimination Increases PMDD, Severe PMS, In Minority Women

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller September 6, 2011
When minority women feel discrimination on the basis of gender, race, weight, or other factors, they’re more likely to have PMDD. [More]

Antidepressants for PMDD & PMS: Part Of An Out Of Control Trend?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller August 29, 2011
The widespread use of prescription antidepressants is starting to make some psychiatrists nervous. [More]

PMS, PMDD, & Your Emotions

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller August 24, 2011
The connection between hormones and emotions, and between PMS and your feelings, can be summed up in once word: Stress. When you bottle up your feelings, or try to suppress them, they end up coming out in some other way. [More]

Is PMS Stressing You Out?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller July 19, 2011
If you think PMS is stressing you out, you’re right—and wrong. That’s because stress causes PMS, just as PMS causes stress. [More]

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