- Title Pages
- Chapter 1 Why Are There Two Sexes?
- Chapter 2 Sex Differences in the Brain: What’s Old and What’s New?
- Chapter 3 Research and Methodological Issues in the Study of Sex Differences and Hormone-Behavior Relations
- Chapter 4 Methodological Issues in the Study of Hormone-Behavior Relations in Humans: Understanding and Monitoring the Menstrual Cycle
- Chapter 5 Sex Differences in Pharmacogenomics as a Tool to Study CNS Disorders
- Chapter 6 Sex Differences in HPA Axis Regulation
- Chapter 7 Steroid Hormone Receptors and Sex Differences in Behavior
- Chapter 8 Sex Differences in Affiliative Behavior and Social Bonding
- Chapter 9 Sex Differences in the Organization of Movement
- Chapter 10 Sex Differences in Motivation
- Chapter 11 Sex Differences in Neuroplasticity
- Chapter 12 Sex Differences in Cognitive Function in Rodents
- Chapter 13 Sex Differences in Energy Metabolism, Obesity, and Eating Behavior
- Chapter 14 Sex Differences in Children’s Play
- Chapter 15 Sex Differences in the Neurocognition of Language
- Chapter 16 Endocrine Contributions to Sex Differences in Visuospatial Perception and Cognition
- Chapter 17 Sex Differences in Infectious and Autoimmune Diseases
- Chapter 18 Sex Differences in Neuroimmunology
- Chapter 19 Sex Differences in Pain
- Chapter 20 Sex Differences in Anxiety Disorders
- Chapter 21 Hormones and Mood
- Chapter 22 Sex Differences in Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disorders
- Chapter 23 Sex Differences in Parkinson’s Disease
Hormones and Mood
Hormones and Mood
- (p.405) Chapter 21 Hormones and Mood
- Sex Differences in the Brain
Elizabeth A. Young
- Oxford University Press
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.
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