Understanding The Role Of Sex Hormones In Mental Illness

Grant number: 1108098 | Funding period: 2016 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Evidence suggests that the female hormone, estrogen, protects against schizophrenia, although the exact mechanism of action underlying this effect is unclear. We believe that by measuring estrogen-induced changes in the levels of genes in the brain, we will identify the way that estrogens protect against the symptoms of schizophrenia and improve antipsychotic treatment response.

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