Here is a list of helpful tools, information, and resources for mental health, gynecologists, and other health care providers. These tools are essential to making an accurate diagnosis, planning a course of treatment, and improving patient outcomes.
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Daily Record of Severity of Problems (DRSP)
The DRSP is a assessment instruments to establish diagnosis of PMDD. Prospective daily monitoring of symptoms for two consecutive menstrual cycles is a clinical requirement to meet DSM-IV criteria. As none of PMDD’s symptoms are unique to the disorder, patients need to keep a daily diary of symptoms for at least two (2) menstrual cycles to establish a relationship between the onset of symptoms and the premenstrual period, in addition to the absence of symptoms or a chronic underlying disorder during the follicular phase.
Symptom Tracker App
Me v PMDD makes symptom tracking for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder incredibly simple and is accompanied by easy-to-read symptom graphs that can help patients and providers understand and more effectively treat PMDD. This free app is easy to use and connects patients with valuable resources for taking control of life with PMDD.
This free information guide is a great overview on what PMDD is and isn't. This guide is an excellent resource to share with family, friends, caregivers, and doctors to aid in gathering support and understand. It is also a valuable tool for developing your own insight to PMDD to aid in your treatment journey.
Algorithm for the Management of PMDD
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care
Clear diagnostic criteria for clinicians to ensure their patients receive timely and appropriate treatment—thus reducing the risk for serious sequelae.
Treatment Guidelines for PMDD and PME
Premenstrual disorders such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual exacerbation (PME) of psychiatric disorders are complex to diagnose and treat effectively. Here, we provide guidelines to help health care providers educate and treat their patients effectively.
From PMDD Epidemiology, Politics, and Treatment to PME Epidemiology and Differentiation from PMDD, the following is a list of recommended reading for mental health, gynecologists, and other health care providers. These scientific papers are peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and recommended by the IAPMD Clinical Advisory Board to improve provider understanding and patient outcomes.