“For One Condition, the Drugs Came Before the Disorder”

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An investigative report in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel explores the pharmaceutical industries involvement in the creation of the ‘mental illness’ known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD. “On their own, they determined PMDD was a distinct clinical disorder and declared that a class of antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors — a group including Prozac — were effective at treating it.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Sexist men have sometimes insulted women who got angry at them by claiming it was their periods. I think psychiatry and the pharmaceutical corporations have used the “PMS” label to pathologize women. In the Victorian era, patriarchal psychiatry pathogized women as “suffering from hysteria”.