In some cases, stronger physical and emotional or psychological sensations may become debilitating, and include significant menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea), migraine headaches, and severe depression. Dysmenorrhea, or severe uterine pain, is particularly common for adolescents and young females (one study found that 67.2% of girls aged 13–19 suffer from it). This phenomenon is called Premenstrual Syndrome. More severe symptoms may be classified as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
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