Gonadal function and its influence on psychopathology

  title={Gonadal function and its influence on psychopathology},
  author={Anita Riecher-R{\"o}ssler and Heinz Haefner and A. D{\"u}tsch-Strobel and M. Stumbaum},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
In a recent clinical study we have shown that the psychopathology of 32 schizophrenic female inpatients varies with estradiol serum levels throughout the menstrual cycle. Symptomatology – apart from depression – seems to improve when estradiol blood levels rise and vice versa. Furthermore we found considerable menstrual irregularities and hormonal disturbances in most schizophrenic women (Riecher-Rössler et al., 1994). We have now tested the specifity of our results for schizophrenia by… CONTINUE READING


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