- Low mood/ self-esteem
- PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)
- Suicidal thinking/ self-harm
Tips and tricks...
Low mood/ self-esteem
Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves. When it is healthy, we tend to feel positive about ourselves. When it is low, we tend to feel more negative.
Most people go through periods of feeling unhappy, but when you’re depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
A person is said to be irritable when they feel annoyed, impatient, or angry, much more quickly than would be typical for them, or for those around them.
PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)
PMDD refers to individuals who regularly experience severe negative mood changes, anxiety, or suicidal thinking, in the premenstrual phase only.
Not always a negative experience, but can be distressing if beyond control. Tearfulness can be triggered by joy, frustration, feeling moved, or sadness.
Suicidal thinking/ self-harm
Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you’re reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about harming yourself it’s important you ask someone for help.
Premenstrual mood changes- what's normal?
Here is our myth-busting guide to help you know the difference between ‘normal’ and problematic mood changes.
Mood and the menstrual cycle; a missing link in understanding depression and anxiety
Why we ought to pay more attention to the role of the menstrual cycle in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety and depression.
Gender, depression and suicide; sorting fact from fiction.
The relationship between mental health, biological sex or gender, and hormones. Trigger warning: references to suicide.
Irritable, not irrational!
This post addresses the common misconception that some, if not all, women* tend to become ‘irrational’, especially just before their period.