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Gender Difference in Severity of Schizophrenia
J Clin Psychiatry 2000;61:61-61 [letter]
Copyright 2000 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: The summary by Lindamer et al. (January 1999 issue)
regarding gender differences and age states that “women overall
may develop more severe positive symptoms [of schizophrenia]
than men” and ends with a conclusion: “These differences
may reflect the influence of sex hormones and menopause . . .
or the possible existence of an ‘estrogen-related’ form of
schizophrenia. . . .”
Neither the summary nor the text itself gives any mention of
the fact that a mother-girl experience in infancy may be sufficiently
different from a mother-boy experience to influence
symptom outcome. Not to also offer this possibility is shoddy