Posted by Larry Hoover on November 25, 2003, at 6:52:02
In reply to Larry ,what is CRH and NPY ?, posted by Ron Jones on November 24, 2003, at 16:50:34
CRH is corticotropin releasing hormone, a substance released by the hypothalamus which regulates adrenal function.
NPY is neuro(active) peptide Y, which acts on the hypothalamus (and many other regions), and regulates feeding behaviour.
> What do they do in the brain?
Have you read The Bi polar Child?
> Do they effect sleep wake cycles?
Indirectly, CRH would.
> Why are 75% of people with bi polar women?
I don't know. And I don't know that statistic is correct, either.
> Why are almost all rapid cyclers and mined states women?
I don't know (the first half). I don't understand the second.
> What does the parathyroid do?
Regulates blood calcium levels (it's part of a more complex regulatory system, which involves bone deposition, bone decomposition, gut uptake, and kidney excretion).
> Does it regulate calcium?
> Does litium harm it?
Not usually. Overdose may.