Patient & Partner Resources
As with all conditions, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis to avoid risky mistakes in treatment that can lead to physical illness, psychological damage, and even death. There is no blood test to diagnose PMDD although blood tests can be useful in ruling out other disorders or underlying issues. Use these tools below to help you gather important information to share with your gynecologist, midwife, primary care physician or mental health provider.
PMDD/PMS Symptom Tracker with Instructions
PMDD can not be diagnosed via blood, hormone, or saliva test. These tests can, however, rule out any underlying disorders including hormone imbalance or thyroid issues. The only way to currently test for PMDD is by tracking symptoms for a minimum of two cycles or more menstrual cycles. Download this free symptom tracker with instructions on how to use to track symptoms and severity.
PMDD/PMS Symptom Tracker Long Form
PMDD can not be diagnosed via blood, hormone, or saliva test. These tests can, however, rule out any underlying disorders including hormone imbalance or thyroid issues. The only way to currently test for PMDD is by tracking symptoms for a minimum of two cycles or more menstrual cycles. Download this free extended symptom tracker on how to use to track symptoms and severity.
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 you and your doctor understand and more effectively treat PMDD. This free app is easy to use and connects you with valuable resources for taking control of your 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.
Clinical Care Help Sheet
It can be very challenging to find a health care provider who is well informed on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). It is not uncommon for a woman to meet with several doctors before finding a provider that is right for her. We have created this document to help you (1) find a clinician to best diagnose and treat you (2) start the conversation with your doctor on PMDD and (3) provide your doctor with the information needed to make an informed diagnosis and treatment plan.
Algorithm for the Management of PMDD
This chart indicates the recommended path for treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. While created with the healthcare provider in mind, this resource is helpful for patients and front-line caregivers as well in understanding the most evidence-based method for treatment.
PMDD Action Plan
A free tool for identifying your triggers and building a plan of action during PMDD. Having a plan in place can help minimize anxiety as well as prepare your family and loved ones for what is expected of them and of yourself during times of self-care and recovery.
Management of Premenstrual Syndrome, RCOG Guidelines
Since the first edition, there has been considerable work by the International Society for Premenstrual Disorders and the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome to achieve consensus on the recognition, diagnosis, classification and management of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).