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Depression and PMDD

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I am an introvert, I suffer from depression and pmdd. I take Prozac and wellbutrin. My PMDD is really bad this time. I try listening to positive affirmations everyday and listen to music that will pump me up. I still get triggered very easily and become emotional, irritable and could lose my job because of this. I dont know what to do, I am trying so hard to control myself but I cant. I feel like I need to be away from people until this passes. What can I do? (From the USA)

Depression and PMDD

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 It sounds like you have been doing the right things to bring your premenstrual dysphoric disorder under control. The three things you didn’t mention that have been shown to bring relief along with what you are doing are diet, vitamins, and exercise. If you haven’t tried these approaches you may want to learn more about them. Here is a blog post from us that you may find useful.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Depression and PMDD

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Depression and PMDD. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 16, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2017/09/16/depression-and-pmdd/
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