9 LGBTQ People Speak Out About Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder

9 LGBTQ People Speak Out About Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder

“Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, is a hormone-based mood disorder whose symptoms show during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle — between ovulation and the onset of a period. Affecting about 2-10% of people who experience menstruation, PMDD is currently suspected to be a genetic disorder: a study published by the National Institute of Health in January 2017 showed a link between PMDD and dysregulated responses from a particular gene complex sensitive to estrogen and progesterone.”

 

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