You have probably seen the commercial on television for YAZ. It is a new birth-control pill that is also being used to treat PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder).
I have talked on this blog previously about my own struggle with PMDD and how the doctor has me taking Prozac. Now that I am on the 10 mg. of Prozac that I have to take 14 days before my cycle starts, I have been doing very well. I still get a few physical symptoms to let me know that time is coming soon, such as hot flashes, cramping and night sweats, but otherwise great!
Here is the press release for YAZ when it was first introduced to the market. The press release talks about PMDD and the severity of symptoms and the multi-purpose use of YAZ.