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.

Your stories

Managing mental health in a relationship

Clare blogs about the six key things that help her and her husband manage their mental health.

Clare Foster
Posted on 10/02/2016

Finding a place to fit in

Sue blogs about finding a place to fit in at her local peer support group.

Posted on 28/09/2016

Talking can save lives

Nikki Mattocks
Posted on 11/05/2017

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infoline and Legal Line provide information and support by phone, email and text. Our Blue Light Infoline is just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families. For all contact details and opening times, see our helplines page.
  • Local Minds – there are over 140 local Minds across England and Wales which provide services such as talking treatments, peer support, and advocacy. Find your local Mind here, and contact them directly to see how they can help.
  • Elefriends is a supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. See our Elefriends page for details.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

01455 883 300
Information about counselling and therapy. See sister website for details of local practitioners.

Gia Allemand Foundation
An American not-for-profit organisation which provides information about PMDD and online peer support.

IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies)

Information about your local NHS services.

National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS)
Support and information for women with PMS. Although their focus is PMS, they produce treatment guidelines and information on getting the best from your doctor which may also be useful for people with PMDD.

NHS Choices

Provides information on PMS and details of treatments.

116 123 (freephone)
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA

24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

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