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.
- 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