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Episode 3 - Hormones vs Mental Health

Our third episode is all about the impact hormones have on our mental health, with a focus on the menstrual hormone cycle and related issues including PMS, PMDD, and more.

This week, I am joined by Laura Teare-Jones. Laura was diagnosed with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) in 2019, after many years of severely struggling with her mental health, and at times also her physical health, but being unable to identify the root of the problem. Due to the nature of its rapid mood-changing episodes, PMDD is often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or manic depression. However, more often than not, and just like in Laura's case, PMDD often goes completely undiagnosed at all. This episode's "ask-the-audience" includes questions such as "Have you ever noticed a correlation between your hormones and mental health?", "Do you take any steps in controlling your hormones so they don't impact your mental health?", and more. Thank you to everyone who voted in the polls and gave your feedback! Watch the full episode below:



My Hormones My Health:

What is your relationship with your hormones? Do you notice a change in your mental health relating to your hormone cycle? Do you take any steps to support yourself through any hormonal difficulties? Let us know in the comments! Thank you so much for tuning in to the podcast. I hope you're enjoying it so far! In the next episode, I'll be joined by Elsie Marsden and together we'll be talking all about the mental difficulties that come with parenthood!

See you next week! Much love, Sam

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