In 2018 we changed our name in order to be more inclusive of other premenstrual disorders, beyond Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). As the first organization to focus on PMDD, we have come to realize the equally immense need to provide support, education, and resources to individuals living with Premenstrual Exacerbation (PME).
In addition to those suffering from PMDD, numerous studies and our own independent research have shown that as many as 49% of those self-diagnosed and medically diagnosed with PMDD may actually be living with PME of an underlying disorder. This is important since the diagnosis of PME has been shown to predict poorer response to many PMDD treatments. According to a recent international meeting of experts, both PME and PMDD can be categorized as “core Premenstrual Disorders (PMDs).