There's also premenstrual
This happens with any menses,
well most menses if a person has this.
And a lot of times people will just yell at
the woman and say, "Oh, you're just PMS."
Well, yeah, but it is a disorder when
it interferes with the person's life,
when they find that
they have 5 days or more
right before their menses begins
where this hopelessness
kind of crushes them
sort of like a tsunami.
And when it happens,
like with any depression,
when they're in it, it doesn't seem
like it will ever, ever get any better.
So, once the menses has happened,
it begins to lighten up again.
It's important to
remind the person,
this is a pattern,
and we just have to help you
get through this period of time.
There are medications and so we want to be
able to make sure that this person knows
that they don't have to live
with this kind of sadness.