Premenstrual Tension (PMT) is now more commonly referred to as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). It is also referred to as Premenstrual Disorder (PMD), or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) if it’s severe. Premenstrual Syndrome is defined as distressing physical or emotional symptoms that occur regularly in the 2 weeks before a menstrual period, but not occuring at other times during the menstrual cycle. It’s only diagnosed after other medical conditions are ruled out.
Some common treatments for Premenstrual Tension include the COCP (contraceptive pill), increased exercise levels, painkillers, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and antidepressants.