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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Posted:   February 01, 2017 by Kristen Genzano, MA, LPC

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a common experience for the majority of women. According to Dr. Christiane Northrup, 60% of women suffer from PMS. PMDD is considered an extension of PMS that leaves women who suffer from it unable to function in their day-to-day life.