Dubbed the “evil twin” of PMS, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a largely understudied and misunderstood condition affecting approximately 5% of the menstruating population today.
Just like with other mental health disorders, the good news is that there is help and hope out there for the women who are impacted.
While there is no“one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to managing PMDD, there are ways to help manage or alleviate some of the symptoms through lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise & supplements and via seeking help from professionals and those around you.
No matter how open a parent is, the inevitable sex talk can still sometimes come as a surprise!
We’ve been doing our homework on the matter and have put together a short guide from our findings to provide some ideas and tips to help get you started and feel more prepared.
To mark this year’s World Mental Health Day, we thought we would open up the conversation, challenge the stigma and try to make sense of that messy relationship between our menstrual cycle and our mental health.
Self-care is important all month long but it is often most impactful during your period when your mind and body can need it the most.
There are so many self-care tips out there but we’ve put together a list of our 5 favourites that can help improve your period.