Dysphoric Disorder, or also known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in the most current nomenclature, is the combination of psycho-affective symptoms that occur systematically in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. That is, between the ovulation and menstruation. It can involve, although not always, physical symptoms, like the ones mentioned in other articles, but due to the importance of the psychic symptomatology that can severely affect women who suffer from it, it has been subjected to many psychiatric studies.
In the light of the discovery by Dr. Lolas Talhami, Dysphoric Disorder is not different from Premenstrual Syndrome. It is simply a symptomatic affection from the psycho-affective field with the same cause and treatment as organic symptoms. If you feel you meet the diagnostic criteria for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, consider measuring severity of your disorder and compare it with other patients’, and eventually, get a quote for treatment.
Premenstrual symptoms are sorted by type in the former International Disease Classification (ICD-9), code 625.4, and in the new catalog (ICD-10) that will come into effect October 1, under code N94.3. The American Psychiatric Association manual specifies the diagnostic criteria for Dysphoric Disorder (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th ed.).