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Estrogen Effects in Psychiatric Disorders - Niels Bergemann

Estrogen Effects in Psychiatric Disorders

By: Niels Bergemann (Editor), Anita Riecher-Rossler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9783211404850
Number Of Pages: 296

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A number of studies, mostly focusing on estrogen replacement therapy in women, have reported beneficial actions of these hormones on various neurobiological and neuropathological parameters in health and disease. Recent research has focused on gender differences and there is increasing evidence that estrogens exert protective effects in schizophrenia. Hormonal fluctuations or lack of estrogen may increase the risk of depression among vulnerable women. Treatment of depression with estrogen may stabilize and restore disrupted homeostasis - as during post-partum, premenstrual, or perimenopausal conditions - and act as a psychomodulator to offset vulnerability to dysphoric mood when estrogen levels are significantly decreased, as in the case of postmenopausal women. Studies on the effect of estrogens on Alzheimer's Disease are still rather controversial, they do, however, facilitate the hypothesis that estrogens may have a modifying effect on the onset and course of AD, at least in subgroups of patients.

Introduction and overview
Estrogens in neuropsychiatric disorders : from physiology to pathophysiologyp. 1
Estrogens and schizophreniap. 31
Gender differences in schizophreniap. 53
Puberty and schizophrenia onsetp. 95
Clinical estrogen trials in patients with schizophreniap. 107
Hypoestrogenism and estrogen replacement therapy in women suffering from schizophreniap. 123
The effect of estrogens on depressionp. 145
Estrogens and other hormones in the treatment of premenstrual syndromesp. 175
Estrogens and perinatal disordersp. 191
Estrogen therapy in perimenopausal affective disordersp. 207
The effects of estrogens on cognition and Alzheimer's dementiap. 223
Effects of hormone therapy on patterns of brain activation during cognitive activity : a review of neuroimaging studiesp. 239
Estrogens in Alzheimer's disease : a clinical and neurobiological perspectivep. 253
Estrogen therapy : interface between gynecology and psychiatryp. 271
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ISBN: 9783211404850
ISBN-10: 3211404856
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.71