Presentation (Project) Title

The Research and Discussion of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) in the Field of Women’s Health

Mentor Information

Raman Sachdev (Department of Philosophy)

Presentation Format

Event

Abstract

Women’s health is an area of the health care field that deals with the overall wellbeing of women, it seeks to identify, diagnose, and treat diseases or conditions that affect women physically and emotionally. Advancements in research on women’s health allow women to understand and link symptoms that they may be experiencing to preexisting conditions. A condition that is underrepresented and not researched enough in women’s health is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD, a disorder that affects women and “assigned female at birth” (AFAB) individuals of reproductive age. This disorder can be compared to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) but the symptoms in individuals with PMDD are far more extreme. The underrepresentation and lack of discussion about PMDD in the field of women’s health is dangerous because of the extreme symptoms that it can be linked to which negatively impact quality of life. The purpose of this research is to further explore PMDD; what it is, who it affects, and treatment options. This research also explores the lack of common knowledge about PMDD by analyzing survey results done in an online, anonymous format; as well as suggest solutions to increase common knowledge about PMDD.

Streaming Media

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 

The Research and Discussion of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) in the Field of Women’s Health

Women’s health is an area of the health care field that deals with the overall wellbeing of women, it seeks to identify, diagnose, and treat diseases or conditions that affect women physically and emotionally. Advancements in research on women’s health allow women to understand and link symptoms that they may be experiencing to preexisting conditions. A condition that is underrepresented and not researched enough in women’s health is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD, a disorder that affects women and “assigned female at birth” (AFAB) individuals of reproductive age. This disorder can be compared to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) but the symptoms in individuals with PMDD are far more extreme. The underrepresentation and lack of discussion about PMDD in the field of women’s health is dangerous because of the extreme symptoms that it can be linked to which negatively impact quality of life. The purpose of this research is to further explore PMDD; what it is, who it affects, and treatment options. This research also explores the lack of common knowledge about PMDD by analyzing survey results done in an online, anonymous format; as well as suggest solutions to increase common knowledge about PMDD.