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below may treat schizophrenia.
studies have investigated the relationship between blood levels
of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate ester (DHEA-S),
cortisol, progesterone, and testosterone and the onset, prognosis,
symptom severity, and treatment response of schizophrenia.
In the present study, we assessed potential differences in
blood levels of neurosteroids between drug-naïve first-episode
patients with schizophrenia (FES), and drug-free patients
with schizophrenia who were not in the first episode but were
in a phase of acute exacerbation (DFP)...We suggest that higher
values of DHEA-S in the FES group compared with both the DFP
and HC groups indicate that this neurosteroid response is
unique to first-episode schizophrenia patients. Further studies
are needed to investigate the difference in blood levels of
neurosteroids in different groups in terms of age of diagnosis."