The role of sex steroids in catamenial epilepsy and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: implications for diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Guille2008TheRO,
  title={The role of sex steroids in catamenial epilepsy and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: implications for diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Constance Guille and Susan Spencer and Idil Cavus and C Neill Epperson},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={12-24}
}
Despite our understanding of hormonal influences on central nervous system (CNS) function, there is still much to learn about the pathogenesis of menstrual cycle-linked disorders. A growing literature suggests that the influence of sex steroids on neurological and psychiatric disorders is in part mediated by an aberrant CNS response to neuroactive steroids. Although sex steroids such as estradiol, progesterone, and the progesterone derivative allopregnanolone (ALLO) influence numerous… CONTINUE READING
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