Women’s Mental Health

12 Jan 2017

PMDD: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

AKA PMS on steroids. Brief Summary 75 % of women have experienced premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which include emotional and physical symptoms. The emotional symptoms include irritability, impatience and mood swings. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder(PMDD) is thought to affect 3-7% of females. These mood symptoms are more disabling than PMS symptoms and can severely affect work and social relationships. If you have extreme mood swings, irritability and impatience before the time of your period you may have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) or have an underlying mood disorder which worsens during this time. PMDD refers to a cluster of symptoms which occur 7-10 […]
12 Apr 2015

Women and Depression – 6th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health

This blog post is a brief review of the ‘Depression’ topics at the 6th World Congress on Womens Mental Health, which recently held in Tokyo, Japan. Women are twice as likely to develop depression compared to their male counterparts. Depression in women was covered in detail at the Congress. Some of the topics covered were working women and the problems that they have – with the dual responsibility of work and family. One of the Japanese professors Prof. Toshiko Kamo presented a fascinating talk on Women’s Mental Health in Japan, showing how women move through different psychological stages in their […]