April is PMDD awareness month : sharing and understanding about PMDD can help save lives hear.
I wanted to share these brilliant drawings by @adhd_couple that help raise awareness and encapsulate the difficulties around PMDD.
What is PMDD?
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (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 you start your period. 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. In some cases, it can also lead to suicidal thoughts.
PMDD is often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or one of several "personality disorders" but it's neither of these, although they can co-exist. Tracking symptoms is the best way to see if there's a pattern. PMDD causes illness and symptoms only SOME of the time and the person experiencing it can feel well for the rest of the month (often only a week out of 4). If you think you may have PMDD, track from now and speak with your GP for advice.
What is PMDD guide : https://www.mind.org.uk/.../premenstrual.../about-pmdd/...
A video on real people talking about PMDD and how it affects them :
For further help and advice you can contact me via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit some of the great websites :
I am PMDD.org
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BAAT - The British Association of Art Therapists
30 March ·
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK
Art Therapy can offer a way of supporting children with autism spectrum disorders in their self-expression.
This World Autism Awareness Week we would like to share an article by Celine Schweizer et al. which contributes to the evidence base on the topic and explores the typical elements in art therapy with children with autism spectrum disorders that contribute to treatment outcomes.
BAAT & AATA members have full access & article summary is available to all here: https://www.tandfonline.com/.../10.../17454832.2019.1632364