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In the May issue of Prescrire International: Psychiatric disorders following in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES)

FREE DOWNLOAD In utero exposure to DES results in a variety of harmful effects, including long-term harms. Psychiatric disorders reported for "DES daughters" and "DES sons" include depression, bipolar disorder, behavioural disorders and schizophrenia.
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Summary

  • Two French studies, including a case series, have investigated psychological or psychiatric disorders in hundreds of persons who were exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero ("DES daughters" and "DES sons").
     
  • They show an increased frequency of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and suicide attempts.

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"In utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES): psychiatric disorders" Prescrire Int 2018; 27 (193): 130. (Pdf, free)

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