Prof Jayashri Kulkarni, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, discusses the unique aspects of schizophrenia in women. Estrogen is a gonadal hormone that can exert powerful effects in numerous regions of the brain, consequently affecting mood, cognition, and behaviour. We… Read More »
Prof Jayashri Kulkarni, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre discusses specific psychiatric illnesses that are hormone related. PMS PMDD Perimenopausal Depression / Late onset Borderline Psychosis Relapse Depression and the Pill The contraceptive pill has allowed women to live selected… Read More »
Prof Jayashri Kulkarni takes us through the key points for clinicians to remember in prescribing antipsychotics in women of childbearing age and pregnant women. Summary: Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGA’s) are used in a wide variety of conditions such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Anxiety Disorders… Read More »
Prof Jayashri Kulkarni, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre discusses the epidemic of antenatal domestic violence, early sexualisation of girls and its consequences on children. Prof Kulkarni further discusses Complex Trauma Disorder (CTD). Despite our hope that pregnant women are… Read More »
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