Amanda LaFleur, executive director for the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD) offers insights and support for women suffering from this extreme form of hormone imbalance that affects so many women – and their families. Interview is archived here and on The Liberty Beacon Town Crier
Amanda LaFleur, Executive Director, NAPMDD
National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
7pm ET – 4 pm PT
NAPMDD is dedicated to building awareness of PMDD, bettering the lives of women who have PMDD, removing the stigma about PMDD, and advocating access to services, treatment, research, and support. NAPMDD works endlessly to provide resources to women with PMDD and those who love and care for them.
Have you been diagnosed with PMS, PMDD or Bipolar Disorder? If so, then you need to listen to this show. Amanda LaFleur who suffered from PMDD – started this organization to bring awareness and support to the many women who are suffering from this extreme form of hormone imbalance. The first annual conference will be held in Denver August 7 – 9 bringing together a wide array of experts to discuss PMDD and to share resources on improving quality of life for women, their families and partners.
We provide support services to improve the quality of life, reduce interpersonal conflict, and eliminate self-harm of women
who suffer from Severe Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
NAPMDD fosters the awareness and education of those touched by PMDD.
The National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD) is one of the few organizations to provide advocacy, education and support to women with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). This rare disorder affects an estimated 2-8% of women of reproductive age. While PMDD is a relatively new diagnosis, there is a long history of women suffering from this condition. Symptoms are similar to those with bipolar disorder which results in a high rate of misdiagnosis and mistreatment. Our goal is to connect with as many women as possible that may currently have PMDD or suspect that they might, guide them to proper care, and provide them with the tools they need to reduce interpersonal conflicts and self-harm.
National Conference on Treatment Options for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Immerse yourself in education, awareness, and support!
Join us in Denver for two days of informative sessions covering all options in PMDD treatments. Featured speakers range from health activists to gynecological surgeons to naturopathic physicians. Learn the latest in symptom management and network with fellow attendees while sharing personal experiences and tips for limiting the effects of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
This conference includes a vast array of industry experts to provide information on the following topics:
- pharmaceutical and alternative treatments
- diet and nutrition
- meditation and mindfulness
- cervical inflammation
- interpersonal relationships
- peer support
- and more!
Gia Allemand’s Mother Confirmed as Guest Speaker at the 2015 NAPMDD National Conference
NAPMDD is honored to announce that Donna Coltrinari-Micheletti, mother of television personality and model Gia Allemand, will be a featured guest speaker at the 2015 National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder National Conference taking place August 7 – 9th, 2015 at The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Denver in Denver, CO.
Gia Allemand passed away from suicide by hanging on August 14th, 2014 as the result of a long battle with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). She was discovered in her home by her fiancé and NBA New Orleans Pelicans star, Ryan Anderson.
Following the death of her daughter, Coltrinari-Micheletti has become an advocate for PMDD awareness as well as suicide prevention. Coltrinari-Micheletti has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show and has given several interviews alongside Ryan Anderson, including a recent article in Sports Illustrated. She is currently writing a book based her daughter’s life.
Following a previous suicide attempt by her daughter in 2010, Coltrinari-Micheletti said, “I knew Gia was crying out for help. She didn’t want to die, she just wanted the pain to go away”. She hopes by participating in the 2015 NAPMDD Conference she can “speak from the heart to other women who are suffering.”
Fellow conference panelist and PMDD advocate, Diane Fornbacher of LadyBud Magazine, first presented the idea to the conference committee saying, “It did not get enough press far as I’m concerned.” Everyone agreed Gia’s struggle with PMDD needs much more recognition in the patient and medical communities.
“We know Gia’s story is a powerful one that must be continued to be shared,” says NAPMDD Executive Director and PMDD Survivor, Amanda LaFleur. “We are honored to have Mrs. Coltrinari-Micheletti as our featured guest and know that together we can give hope to other women and possibly prevent another life from being destroyed.”
Registration for the conference is available to the public starting at $68, inclusive and tax deductible. All proceeds are a charitable donation to the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
Registration may be purchased online until Friday, July 31, 2015, at http://napmdd.org/denver2015.
This conference is the first of it’s kind to offer clinical and peer support to those affected by PMDD. Sessions will cover an extensive amount of treatment options for the relief of severe PMS and PMDD including bilateral oophorectomy, hysterectomy, diet, nutrition, antidepressants, alternative therapies, mindfulness, medicinal cannabis, hormones, meditation, and more.
NAPMDD is one of the few non-profit organizations in the world to offer premenstrual support and advocacy for women and their loved ones.