Considering the role of adolescent sex steroids in schizophrenia

  title={Considering the role of adolescent sex steroids in schizophrenia},
  author={Samantha J. Owens and Caitlin E. Murphy and Tertia D. Purves-Tyson and Thomas W. Weickert and Cynthia Shannon Weickert},
  journal={Journal of Neuroendocrinology},
Schizophrenia is a disabling illness that is typically first diagnosed during late adolescence to early adulthood. It has an unremitting course and is often treatment‐resistant. Many clinical aspects of the illness suggest that sex steroid‐nervous system interactions may contribute to the onset, course of symptoms and the cognitive impairment displayed by men and women with schizophrenia. Here, we discuss the actions of oestrogen and testosterone on the brain during adolescent development and… 

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