I BLAME THE HORMONES
Living with Reproductive Depression
Albert Bridge Books
Caroline Church works very closely with leading professors and is a panel member of Action on Menstrual Psychosis. She has also served on the board at the International Association of Premenstrual Disorders where she was also a Vice President.
..Imagine being so sensitive to your body’s premenstrual hormones that two weeks out of every four are a living nightmare. Imagine becoming so ill that you fear that you’ll struggle to bond with your children. Imagine knowing that something is wrong but not getting any credible diagnoses. And then imagine the relief of finally finding a doctor who says ‘I believe you’, who diagnoses reproductive depression and who says they can help you. This is the powerful experience of Caroline Church, who spent over twenty years of her life trying to live with the nightmare that came once a month, as it’s the story of millions of others who ride the same menstrual rollercoaster. This includes post-natal depression, premenstrual disorders and the menopausal transition. Caroline describes her own experiences with vivid and uncompromising honesty and explains how to get help, not only from the medical profession but also by learning how the body works.
"A really heartbreaking but interesting and thoughtful account of living with reproductive depression across the lifespan, from puberty to the menopause and everything in-between. I have learned a lot from Caroline's experiences and recommendations for treatments. It is time for all women and those assigned female at birth who are suffering to have their concerns heard and respected, especially within the medical community. Hormonal imbalances are no joke or exaggeration; they have a very real, sometimes very devastating impact on sufferers. I hope Caroline's book paves the way for more knowledge, more research and more care for anyone suffering from reproductive depression." __Emily Buet "I cannot recommend this book enough. A raw and honest account of the truth about hormone disorders....