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Can you help us learn more about PMDD?

Our researchers are inviting women who live with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) to take part in new research to help us learn more about the condition and its causes.

What is PMDD?

PMDD is a very severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which can cause many emotional and physical symptoms every month during the week or two before a period starts. It is sometimes referred to as ‘severe PMS’.

While many people who are able to have periods may experience some mild symptoms of PMS, if you have PMDD these symptoms are much worse and can have a serious impact on your life. Experiencing PMDD can make it difficult to work, socialise and have healthy relationships.

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Dr Arianna di Florio, who is leading the research at NCMH, explained;

We study how genetic and environmental factors interact and make some women more likely than others to develop PMDD.

“We hope that a better understanding of the disease mechanisms will lead to better prevention and management strategies.”

Taking part in research

We have launched a survey for women with PMDD. Complete the survey online today to help us make a difference.

Dr di Florio said; “We are extremely grateful to everyone who gives their time to participate in our studies – without their help the research simply would not happen.”

Learn more

Catrin Hopkins

Catrin is the Communications Manager for NCMH and Cardiff University's Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

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