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Puerperal and menstrual psychoses are both uncommon disorders and the occurrence of both in individual patients suggests the possibility of a common underlying pathogenesis. In this paper two cases are reported, the literature is reviewed and a unifying etiological hypothesis is postulated in which precipitous reductions in the brain estrogen environment(More)
where a 5 the range of onset of psychosis in days relative to a fixed point in the menstrual cycle (ideally the first day of bleeding); b 5 the mean cycle length and n 5 the number of episodes recorded. Recurrent symptom-free widows are important so that the onset of episodes can be clearly identified. The daily rating methods currently employed for the(More)
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