While a few studies have demonstrated that certain genotypes or patterns of gene expression are more common in individuals with PMDD than in females without PMDD, there is not a genetic test that can diagnose PMDD or any other premenstrual disorder. This is similar to most medical conditions, which are almost always caused by complex interactions between many genes (i.e., gene networks). So although there are some initial scientific findings in this area, we do not yet have a clear understanding of the “genetics of PMDD” to the point where we can test for it.

Updated 22 December, 2018 by Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, PhD

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