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How Common Is PMDD?

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Updated September 01, 2011

Question: How Common Is PMDD?
Answer:

About 75% of menstruating women experience minor premenstrual symptoms, while 20% to 25% will experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS). According to the DSM-IV, 3% to 5% of women will experience symptoms severe enough to be classified as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Source:

Jacobson, James L. and Alan M. Jacobson. Psychiatric Secrets. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, 2001.

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