Anxiety and Depression During Period: Causes, Detection, and Treatment
Many women experience symptoms of depression and anxiety during period. They often form a part of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is a combination of physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that occur in women during the premenstrual period of their cycle.
Due to PMS, you may feel depression during period along with other symptoms such as food cravings, cramps, fatigue, tender breasts etc. You may also experience severe depression during period and before it due to premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Due to premenstrual exacerbation of your existing depression, it may also happen that your depression worsens during period.