Friday, January 16

Ha! The New York Times agrees that PMS isn't a joking matter

Remember my (slightly) ranty post about the potential PMS movie? Well, the New York Times has an article about the medical community and the debate about pathologizing the normal female reproductive system.

Basically, there is a lot of debate in the medical community about PMS and more specifically PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)- it's currently kept in a secondary portion of the DSM manual, but they are debating whether to keep it as a diagnosis at all given the current level of evidence.

No matter what they decide, I think the article clearly makes the point that there are serious repercussion for women if they allow PMDD to remain a diagnosable disorder or if they remove it completely from the manual.

Doesn't really sound that hilarious to me..and definitely not something that merits a spoofy movie filled with stereotypes and sexism.

See the article here: