Menstrual cycle and OCD: Here's how they are interconnected

From triggering anxiety to the effects of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, here are a few ways by which menstrual cycle and

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How to aware your teen regarding menstrual cycle? Expert share insights(istockphoto)

Estrogen and Progesterone are responsible for emotional reactivity. When these hormones fluctuate, they can affect the mood. (Shutterstock )

Estrogen helps in stabilising the mood while Progesterone can influence anxiety hence, these hormones contribute to the OCD symptoms. (Pexels)


During pregnancy and post-partum, OCD symptoms can intensify and cause mood swings in women. Before menstruation, women may experience heightened OCD symptoms. (cottonbro)

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder is responsible for causing severe mood swings and irritation in people. This can further contribute to triggering OCD symptoms. (Pexels)




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