Gonadal hormone regulation of the emotion circuitry in humans.

@article{Wingen2011GonadalHR,
  title={Gonadal hormone regulation of the emotion circuitry in humans.},
  author={Guido A. van Wingen and Lindsey Ossewaarde and Torbj{\"o}rn Carl B{\"a}ckstr{\"o}m and Erno J. Hermans and Gimena Fernandez},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={191},
  pages={38-45}
}
Gonadal hormones are known to influence the regulation of emotional responses and affective states. Whereas fluctuations in progesterone and estradiol are associated with increased vulnerability for mood disorders, testosterone is mainly associated with social dominance, aggressive, and antisocial behavior. Here, we review recent functional neuroimaging studies that have started to elucidate how these hormones modulate the neural circuitry that is important for emotion regulation, which… CONTINUE READING
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