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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Explains what PMDD is and explores issues around getting a diagnosis. Also provides information on self care and treatment options, and how friends and family can help.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services across England and Wales. These might be talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Elefriends – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

bacp.co.uk
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-psychological-therapies-service
Information about local NHS therapy and counselling services, which you can often self-refer to (England only).

International Association for Premenstrual Disorders

iapmd.org
American organisation that provides support and information for people affected by Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS)

0844 8157311
pms.org.uk
Support and information for women with PMS. Includes treatment guidelines and information on getting the best from your doctor, which may be useful for people with other conditions including PMDD.

NHS Service Finder

nhs.uk/service-search
Searchable database of NHS services in England.

NHS UK

nhs.uk
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).

This information was published in September 2017. We will revise it in 2020.

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