Special aspects of neuropsychiatric illness in women: with a focus on depression.


Journal Article (Review)

Many depressive disorders predominate in women. Other psychiatric disorders more prevalent in women than men often occur concomitantly with depression. A variety of these disorders show a premenstrual patterning of symptoms and are responsive to antidepressants. Migraine headaches are also more common in women, show a premenstrual patterning, and are responsive to antidepressants. Other neuropsychiatric and endocrine-related disorders predominating in women are discussed in this review. Greater attention to the special aspects of neuropsychiatric disorders in women may improve diagnosis and treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hamilton, JA; Halbreich, U

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 /

Start / End Page

  • 355 - 364

PubMed ID

  • 8476256

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8476256

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-326X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0066-4219

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1146/annurev.me.44.020193.002035


  • eng