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Sex Differences in the BrainFrom Genes to Behavior$
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Jill B. Becker, Karen J. Berkley, Nori Geary, Elizabeth Hampson, James P. Herman, and Elizabeth Young

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311587

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.001.0001

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Hormones and Mood

Hormones and Mood

(p.405) Chapter 21 Hormones and Mood
Sex Differences in the Brain

Meir Steiner

Elizabeth A. Young

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The role and potential relevance of estrogen and other sex steroids to psychiatric disorders is the focus of current scientific attention. Estrogen has been described as a 5-HT, NA and ACh agonist; it also modulates DA2 receptors. This chapter reviews the implications to the reproductive life cycle of women. Specifically, it discusses the impact of hormonal fluctuations during menarche, premenstrually, during pregnancy and postpartum, and perimenopausally.

Keywords:   hormonal fluctuations, psychiatric disorders, reproductive life cycle, women, menopause, postpartum depression, pregnancy

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