(Mirror Daily, United States) – Female psychologist Robyn Stein DeLuca thinks that premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is imaginary and an example of women trying to do everything perfectly, but feeling overwhelmed.
PMS is often associated with bloating, cramps, mood swings, sore breasts, depressive moods, low libido. Around 75% of women are affected by the syndrome. In some cases, the symptoms are so severe that they prevent the woman from carrying out simple tasks.
DeLuca argues that women and the society have been tricked into believing that PMS is real by books, movies, and commercials.
“We internalize this idea that our bodies must be faulty,”
the expert told reporters.
She truly believes that women who invoke MS feel overwhelmed and that the PMS-linked symptoms are their bodies’ signal that they are exaggerating. In DeLuca’s view, PMS is very similar to a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card in a Monopoly game.
The expert has just launched a new book discussing the issue: “The Hormone Myth: How Junk Science, Gender Politics And Lies About PMS Keep Women Down.” She thinks that the effects of female hormones are long-debunked myths.
She acknowledges that hormonal disturbances can lead to some unpleasant experiences, but she believes the symptoms are not as crippling as women claim.
Prof Joyce Harper of the UCL criticized the findings. In an interview with The Independent, she underlined that hormonal changes are not imagined; they do affect women’s mood.
She added that 95 percent of women experienced PMS at some point in their lives. And it is not about feeling overwhelmed. Women did not ‘invent’ the syndrome because they’re unable to do it all.
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