CYCLICAL MOOD DISORDERS CLINIC

Specializing in DIagnosis and treatment coordination for TREATMENT-RESISTANT Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and perimenstrual exacerbation of underlying disorders (PME). 

Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul is a psychologist specializing in assessment and treatment coordination for individuals with cyclical mood disorders, particularly those who have failed to respond to first-line treatments (SSRIs, Yaz) or who are unable to take first-line treatments. Due to the high volume of consult requests, there is sometimes a wait-list (unless you have been directly referred by another UI Health provider). Prior to making an appointment, please consider taking this doctor’s guide to evidence-based treatment to your primary physician, psychiatrist, or gynecologist as a first step. If you are still interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul, please fill out the pre-intake form here.

assessment and DIAGNOSIS

At the cyclical mood disorders clinic, we believe that a thorough and thoughtful assessment of symptoms across two menstrual cycles is the first and most powerful intervention for those with treatment-resistant cyclical mood disorders. Misdiagnosis is common, and understanding an individual’s symptom patterns and causes can be critical for selecting the right treatment.

Treatment coordination

Since treatment of cyclical mood disorders can be complex, and many are brushed aside by health care providers who are not aware of PMDD/PME, Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul also provides treatment coordination for those with treatment-resistant symptoms. Usually, this means she will provide referrals to other UIC specialists for specific additional treatments. Occasionally, she will continue to meet with clients for consultation and skills training (e.g., coping, communication skills) while the patient seeks long-term medical or surgical management of symptoms.