19th november 2021 | 25 minutes

Dealing with hormonal battles: PMDD

With Kathryn Bell and Katie Ford

About this episode

This week’s VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Katie Ford: Speaker, Coach & Locum Vet.

On this episode Kathryn and Katie discuss the topic of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is a very severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), that causes a range of emotional and physical symptoms every month during the week or two before your menstrual cycle. Katie shares her very honest discovery and challenges of dealing with PMDD, including explaining the symptoms and offering advise on how to be diagnosed. They discuss how Katie balances her work life with her personal life, and how to deal with PMDD for those that work in practice.

If you are looking to do some further research, all resources mentioned in this episode can be found on our blog post here.