|PMDD Diagnostic Chart|
- Symptoms may occur from just one day and up to ten days prior to menstruation and continue until the onset of menstruation.
- Symptoms may occur at ovulation, resolve in a day or two, and then reappear later on in the premenstrual phase.
- Symptoms may occur at ovulation, and continue on until the onset of menstruation.
- Symptoms may occur at ovulation, continue on steadily through the menstrual period, and resolving toward the end of the menstrual period.
- The disturbance markedly interferes with work or school or with usual social activities and relationships with others.
- The disturbance is not merely an exacerbation of the symptoms of another disorder, such as Major Depressive Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc., although it may be superimposed on any of these disorders.
- Diagnostic criteria (physical and psychological symptoms as designated in the DSM) must be confirmed by prospective daily ratings during at least two consecutive symptomatic cycles.