PMDD Support Bristol

Peer support for anyone affected by Pre Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder in Bristol, UK.

Our Mission

PMDD Support Bristol is a peer-led support group to help people who are affected by Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and Premenstrual Exacerbation. 

We meet on a monthly basis to share experiences, give support and create art to raise awareness about menstrual disorders.   

What is PMDD?

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Check if you have PMDD symptoms.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a cyclical, hormone-based mood disorder with symptoms arising during the premenstrual, or luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and subsiding within a few days of menstruation. It affects an estimated 5.5% of women and AFAB individuals of reproductive age. While PMDD is directly connected to the menstrual cycle, it is not a hormone imbalance. PMDD is a severe negative reaction to the natural rise and fall of oestrogen and progesterone. It is a suspected cellular disorder in the brain. 

Those with PMDD are at increased risk for suicide and suicidal behaviour. Many people with PMDD, though not all, have a history of sexual trauma or depression. There is no blood or saliva test to diagnose PMDD although these tests can rule out other underlying disorders. The only way to diagnose PMDD is by tracking symptoms daily for at least two menstrual cycles.

AFAB = assigned female at birth

The International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD) is working to bridge the gap between premenstrual and mental health.

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