Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among women diagnosed with PMDD— a cyclic, hormone-based mood disorder, commonly considered a severe and disabling form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Please read each question carefully and indicate whether you have experienced these thoughts or symptoms in the week leading up to your period for most of your menstrual cycles in the past year.

You should only answer yes to a question if the symptom is present in the week before your period, starts to improve within a few days after the onset, and becomes minimal or absent in the weeks following.

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Before the onset of your period, do you experience a fluctuating mood, notable feelings of sadness or hopelessness, irritability, and anger, and/or become extremely anxious?
In the week before your period, do you notice that you lack interest in activities you usually enjoy, such as going out with friends, your hobbies, or your job?
Prior to menstruation, do you find it more difficult to concentrate or focus on tasks?
Do you feel lethargic or get tired more easily in the week leading up to your period in comparison to the rest of your cycle?
When you are due on your period, are you more likely to indulge in overeating or crave certain foods?
Many women with PMDD report experiencing hypersomnia or insomnia before menses. Do you find yourself to be either excessively sleepy or unable to sleep during this time?
Before your period begins, do you feel overwhelmed or out of control?
In the week prior to menstruation, do you experience physical symptoms such as breast tenderness or swelling, joint or muscle pain, bloating, or weight gain?
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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2018