Bernice and Wendy do their best to support Bob regarding his daughter’s plight after Cathy was take to hospital following a manic episode. Soon Manpreet and Wendy make a breakthrough in diagnosing the cause of Cathy’s symptoms, although the implications leave her concerned.

Later Manpreet advises Bob that Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder might be the cause of Cathy’s suffering. Eavesdropping, Cathy is stunned to hear it could affect her for decades. Bob decides not to tell Cathy this hypothetical diagnosis until it can be confirmed.

However Cathy walks in explaining she’s heard everything. When Bob tells her they’ll get through it, broken-hearted Cathy isn’t ready to hear him.

Bob searches for Cathy who has disappeared. When Bob finds Cathy he does his best to reassure her, determined to support his daughter through anything.

What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a health problem that is similar to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) but is more serious. PMDD causes severe irritability, depression, or anxiety in the week or two before your period starts. Symptoms usually go away two to three days after your period starts. You may need medicine or other treatment to help with your symptoms.    

PMDD affects up to 5% of women of childbearing age. Many women with PMDD may also have anxiety or depression.

Emmerdale air these scenes from Monday March 20 on ITV1