Women S Health Reflection | EssayIvy.com

Women s Health Reflection

Running head: WOMEN’S HEALTH 1
Menstrual Health: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Name
Institutional Affiliation
Date
WOMEN’S HEALTH 2
During the clinical setting this week, we ventured into what accompanies a menstrual
cycle in a woman’s life. We learnt about conditions such as the Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
and the Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). I have always perceived these conditions as
‘normal occurrences’ in a menstrual cycle but I got an opportunity to learn about its effects and
dangers to a woman, both physically and psychologically.
Insight on PMDD and the fact that it is a more severe version of PMS got me worried as I
imagined all the women out there who could be suffering in the assumption that it is just a
normal thing and an almost recurrent ‘rite of passage’ or a sign of ‘womanhood’. PMDD, which
happens three to four days before a menstrual cycle and may continue through the first two days
into the cycle, is a rare condition that occurs to 3% to 8% of women in the world (Conrad &
Shiel, 2017). According to Halbreich (2012) and Rapkin & Lewis, (2013), it is normally
measured by the severity and the recurrence of its symptoms which include: headaches, back
pains, severe menstrual cramps, diarrhea and psychological symptoms that may cause depression
and anxiety disorders.
In most cases, women may not realize that they are suffering from PMDD and this in turn
endangers their lives and makes them vulnerable to other medical conditions that may result to
death. It was also interesting to learn that PMDD symptoms may also be misdiagnosed as thyroid
disease, unless a blood test is done on the patient (Conrad & Shiel, 2017). This was an eye
opener and an opportunity to learn and to look for ways of helping those who do not know that
such conditions exist and those who ignore their severity.
WOMEN’S HEALTH 3
References
Conrad, M., & Shiel, W. (2017). Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Symptoms &
Treatment. MedicineNet. Retrieved 28 September 2017, from
http://www.medicinenet.com/premenstrual_dysphoric_disorder_pmdd/article.htm
Halbreich, U. (2012). The diagnosis of premenstrual syndromes and premenstrual dysphoric
disorder - clinical procedures and research perspectives. Gynecological
Endocrinology, 19(6), 320-334.
Rapkin, A., & Lewis, E. (2013). Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Women's
Health, 9(6), 537-556.

Place new order. It's free, fast and safe

-+
550 words

Our customers say

Customer Avatar
Jeff Curtis
USA, Student

"I'm fully satisfied with the essay I've just received. When I read it, I felt like it was exactly what I wanted to say, but couldn’t find the necessary words. Thank you!"

Customer Avatar
Ian McGregor
UK, Student

"I don’t know what I would do without your assistance! With your help, I met my deadline just in time and the work was very professional. I will be back in several days with another assignment!"

Customer Avatar
Shannon Williams
Canada, Student

"It was the perfect experience! I enjoyed working with my writer, he delivered my work on time and followed all the guidelines about the referencing and contents."

  • 5-paragraph Essay
  • Admission Essay
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Argumentative Essay
  • Article Review
  • Assignment
  • Biography
  • Book/Movie Review
  • Business Plan
  • Case Study
  • Cause and Effect Essay
  • Classification Essay
  • Comparison Essay
  • Coursework
  • Creative Writing
  • Critical Thinking/Review
  • Deductive Essay
  • Definition Essay
  • Essay (Any Type)
  • Exploratory Essay
  • Expository Essay
  • Informal Essay
  • Literature Essay
  • Multiple Choice Question
  • Narrative Essay
  • Personal Essay
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Reflective Writing
  • Research Essay
  • Response Essay
  • Scholarship Essay
  • Term Paper
We use cookies to provide you with the best possible experience. By using this website you are accepting the use of cookies mentioned in our Privacy Policy.