Acute psychiatric admission and menstrual cycle phase in women with schizophrenia.

  title={Acute psychiatric admission and menstrual cycle phase in women with schizophrenia.},
  author={Niels Bergemann and Peter Parzer and Ines Nagl and Birgit Salbach and Benno Runnebaum and Christoph Mundt and Franz Resch},
  journal={Archives of women's mental health},
  volume={5 3},
The clinical observation of a possible relation between the phases of the menstrual cycle and psychotic illness dates well back to the beginning of the nineteenth century. This relation is considered to provide further evidence for the protective effect of oestrogens in schizophrenic women and is summarised by the so-called oestrogen hypothesis. In addition, the hypoestrogenism hypothesis postulates a hypofunction of the gonads in women with schizophrenia with subsequent oestrogen deficiency… CONTINUE READING
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