Age at menarche and depression at the age of 31 years: findings from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study.

@article{Herva2004AgeAM,
  title={Age at menarche and depression at the age of 31 years: findings from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study.},
  author={Anne Herva and Jari J. Jokelainen and Anneli Pouta and Juha Veijola and Markku Timonen and Juha T. Karvonen and Matti I Joukamaa},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2004},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          359-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Early age at menarche has been found to be associated with higher oestrogen levels among girls around the onset of puberty and in early adulthood. The role of oestrogen in depression is not clear, although it affects serotonergic functions in the central nervous system (CNS). We wanted to test the hypothesis that age at menarche is associated with depression in young adulthood. METHODS The material consisted of 3952 women born in 1966 in Northern Finland. Depression was defined by… CONTINUE READING
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