Estrogen Effects in Psychiatric Disorders

Editors: Bergemann, Niels, Riecher-Rössler, Anita (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Estrogens and Schizophrenia

    Anita Riecher-Rössler

    Pages 31-52

  • Hypoestrogenism and Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Women Suffering from Schizophrenia

    Niels Bergemann, Christoph Mundt, Peter Parzer, Benno Runnebaum, Franz Resch

    Pages 123-144

  • The Effect of Estrogens on Depression

    Linda S. Kahn, Uriel Halbreich

    Pages 145-173

  • Estrogens and Perinatal Disorders

    Alain Gregoire

    Pages 191-206

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Estrogen Effects in Psychiatric Disorders
Editors
  • Niels Bergemann
  • Anita Riecher-Rössler
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Vienna
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-27063-9
DOI
10.1007/b12686
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-211-40485-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1707-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 296
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