To be diagnosed with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, a woman must have at least five of these symptoms, including one of the first four listed above, and they must significantly interfere with her daily life. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder is not the same as PMS, which is a milder form of premenstrual symptoms that affects up to 85% of women. Treatment for PMDD may include medications such as antidepressants, birth control pills, or hormone therapy.