Women's moods can change based on the phases of their menstrual cycle. But does that mean they have a psychiatric disorder?
Katherine Streeter for NPR
October 21, 2013 Earlier this year premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, became a recognized mental disorder. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea. Some researchers worry that medicalizing this unrelenting form of PMS could be used against women, even though only a small percentage of women meet the criteria.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/223805027/238899491" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
In one piece from the edgy campaign, a henpecked husband cowers with cartons of milk in his arms.
California Milk Processor Board
July 22, 2011 The California Milk Processor Board pulled the plug on a controversial campaign that positioned milk as a remedy for premenstrual syndrome by appealing to cowering husbands and boyfriends.
July 14, 2011 An edgy marketing campaign from California milk processors touts milk as a remedy for premenstrual symptoms. An independent researcher says there's merit to the claims, but low-fat and skim milk would be the best choices.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor