Tuesday Apr 27, 1:30 PM

121 Breaking the Cycle: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in an Incarcerated Population

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a new diagnosis in the DMS-5 that can significantly impact a woman’s mental health, including increasing the risk for impulsive and suicidal behaviors. Participants will gain an understanding of PMDD and how it might manifest in a prison setting. This presentation will discuss best practices in assessment and treatment and how these practices could be adapted to address PMDD in a prison population.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the diagnostic criteria of premenstrual dysphoric disorder in a patient population
  • Describe best practices in pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of PMDD
  • Examine the relationships between PMDD, impulsivity, and suicidal behavior in a prison population

Level: Basic

  • Ava Roush, MS

    Mental Health Director

    PSIMED Corrections

  • Merideth Smith, PhD, CCHP

    Director of Clinical Services

    PSIMED Corrections

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