A PET study of D2 dopamine receptor density at different phases of the menstrual cycle.

@article{Nordstrm1998APS,
  title={A PET study of D2 dopamine receptor density at different phases of the menstrual cycle.},
  author={Anna H. L. Nordstr{\"o}m and H. I. Olsson and Christer Halldin},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
Behavioral and biochemical studies in animals indicate that central dopaminergic neurotransmission may be modulated by sex steroids. This may be the mechanism underlying the suggested association between estrogen and schizophrenia. The aim was to examine if different levels of sex steroids during the menstrual cycle are associated with variations in D2 dopamine receptor density as measured with positron emission tomography (PET) and [11C]raclopride. Five healthy women were examined, one during… CONTINUE READING