Did you know that around 2 million women in the UK suffer from PMDD?
Alarmingly, 15% of these will commit an act of suicide in their lifetime .
PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) is a hormone-based mood disorder that affects women in the two weeks leading up to their period. Symptoms include panic attacks, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, anger, insomnia and extreme fatigue (to name but a few - there are many more).
Dealing with PMDD at work is especially difficult. Women feel unable to tell their employer that they have the disorder, for fear of not being believed, being seen as weak, or losing their job. In many cases, this means that women fail to seek the help and support they need.
At least 1 in 20 women in your organisation are likely to be affected by PMDD. Do you know how to support them?