Psychotic disorders and gonadal function: evidence supporting the oestrogen hypothesis.

@article{Huber2004PsychoticDA,
  title={Psychotic disorders and gonadal function: evidence supporting the oestrogen hypothesis.},
  author={Thomas J. Huber and Mathias Borsutzky and Udo Schneider and Hinderk M. Emrich},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2004},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={269-74}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to further evaluate the oestrogen hypothesis of schizophrenia, which postulates low oestradiol levels to be a risk factor for these disorders. A possible influence of neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinaemia was to be addressed. METHOD Sex hormones were measured and cycle phase assessed in 50 acutely psychotic women on admission and for four consecutive weeks as well as in three control groups. RESULTS Psychotic women were more likely to be admitted during… CONTINUE READING