Treating schizophrenia during menopause

@article{Brzezinski2017TreatingSD,
  title={Treating schizophrenia during menopause},
  author={Amnon Brzezinski and Noa A. Brzezinski-sinai and Mary V. Seeman},
  journal={Menopause},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={582–588}
}
Objective: The aim of this review is to examine three questions: What are the risks and benefits of treating women with schizophrenia with hormone therapy (HT) at menopause? Should the antipsychotic regimen be changed at menopause? Do early- and late-onset women with schizophrenia respond differently to HT at menopause? Methods: MEDLINE databases for the years 1990 to 2016 were searched using the following interactive terms: schizophrenia, gender, menopause, estrogen, and hormones. The selected… 

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  • Psychology, Medicine
    Neuropharmacology
  • 2020

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