Is premenstrual syndrome (PMS) to blame for your bad mood? Not so fast, suggest researchers from the medical school at the University of Toronto. When it comes to moodiness, they claim PMS is too often the scapegoat for general stress or lack of support.
She must be premenstrual: a new study questions the association of moodiness with menstrual cycles. ©Karuka/Shutterstock.com
Dr. Sarah Romans and her team of researchers aren't saying that PMS isn't real, but "that those symptoms are culturally over-attributed to the menstrual cycle, to the detriment of the medical community and those experiencing them -- and as a broader issue of gender equality, wrote The Atlantic on Tuesday.