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Science & Cocktails – "Female Sex Hormones, Brain Function and Mental Health"


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After a long break, in this second episode of Science & Cocktails, integrated in the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Vibe Frøkjær will take you on a journey on female sex hormones and how they shape your brain, just after the Ethiopian jazz of Me Llamo Speedos.

How and why do sex hormones shape our brains? Why do some of us tolerate sex hormone transitions well, while others become depressed? Do hormonal contraceptives matter for risk and resilience towards depression? If not becoming depressed from the pill, how then may the pill affect brain function and behaviour? Do female sex hormones matter in the male brain? Can we prevent depressive episodes related to hormonal transitions?
The idea that women, per nature, are at higher risk for developing depression is provocative for many good reasons. Nevertheless, intriguingly, sex hormone transitions may trigger depressive episodes in certain sensitive women. We start to understand why.

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