Upcoming Seminar by Dr Thomas Reilly on the Effect of the Menstrual Cycle in Psychosis

After a successful launch event for the 4M seminar series last month, we are getting ready for our next talk on Monday 20th of February which will be delivered by Dr Thomas Reilly on the effect of the menstrual cycle in psychosis.

Speaker – Dr Thomas Reilly

Dr Thomas Reilly is a Specialist Registrar in General Adult Psychiatry at South London and Maudsley and has recently been awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship in which he will complete a PhD, under the supervision of Professor Philip McGuire at the University of Oxford. He previously studied Medicine at the University of Aberdeen before moving to London to train in Psychiatry.


Do times of female hormonal fluctuation (such as the menstrual cycle) carry increased risk for psychotic episodes? If so, what is the mechanism? Could it be leveraged to improve treatments?

In this presentation Dr Thomas Reilly will argue that studying the effect of hormone fluctuation in psychosis may provide insights into the pathophysiology of the disorder and offer clues for new treatment approaches.

He will then go on to discuss what we can learn from the archetypal menstrual disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and the relevance of the female sex hormones in affective disorders more generally.

The seminar will take place online via zoom on Monday February 20th, 11:00-12:00 (GMT). As with all our talks in this seminar series, it’s FREE for anyone to join! Register to attend the seminar here.

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