Our expert says:
The term PMDD is still not widely used, and means " Premenstrual dysphoric disorder ", mainly meaning a particularly severe form of the more usually recognized PMS.
Your hormonal situation should probably best be sorted out by an endocrinologist, especially if there are thyroid problems which, when its under-active, can readily be both associated with marked depression, and to some extent can also mimic depression.
I understand your request, but apart from the problem of not giving names, I very much doubt whether any psychiatrists "specialize" in this condition as such, as that'd be a very limited field o activity. Some may indeed be interested in the condition, and may have worked with a number of people with this complaint, but there's nowhere where such special areas of interest are listed.
I'd hope that your diagnosis of PMDD isn't just self-diagnosed, but was confirmed by a gynae, as it should be ? Then I'd expect any good gynae to know whether any shrink in the area is working in this field or has dealt well with previous cases referred to him / her.
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