Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder is the understudied evil twin of PMS, and it drives 15 percent of its sufferers to attempt suicide.
The choice is between free bleeding and having to change a tampon out on the street.
Trials have just started for the first drug to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a debilitating condition still ignored by some doctors.
"Eine Frau, die ihren Körper kennt, ist eine kraftvolle Frau", sagt die Kursleiterin.
There's an entire medical field around reproductive health and psychiatry, but doctors say the helpful treatments have yet to be fully accepted by mainstream medicine.
While we’ve been conditioned to believe that a monthly period is a sign of good health, women actually have a choice to give up on menstruation. We meet some Indian women who’ve made that choice.
A new wave of books about women's bodies looks set to turn 'that time of the month' from a punchline to properly understood reality.
Was it really to appease the Pope?
Is PMS biological or "cultural?" This mystery deserves boner-caliber research too.