[LISTEN] Understanding premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Women go through their menstrual periods every month but there is little conversation around what this means in their daily lives and the depressive part of the cycle, says psychiatrist Dr Mashadi Motlana.

Motlana sat down with Eusebius McKaiser to unpacks what some women will most likely experience - including premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

She says premenstrual dysphoric disorder has been confirmed by psychiatrists as a subtype of major depressive disorder.

We need more women to know about it so they can get adequate treatment for it.

Dr Mashadi Motlana, Psychiatrist

I think the starting point has to be trying to separate premenstrual syndrome from the depressive disorder.

Dr Mashadi Motlana, Psychiatrist

Click on the link below to hear the full conversation...


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