Sex differences precipitating anorexia nervosa in females: The estrogen paradox and a novel framework for targeting sex-specific neurocircuits and behavior

Charlotte Louise Keating

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This volume covers two main aspects of research into sex differences in psychopharmacology: preclinical research, and clinical work in this area. The first part of the volume deals with the preclinical research, and explains how male and female animals differ in their sexual behaviour, drug dependence, cognition, genetics and stress reactivity, with an introductory chapter explaining basic mechanisms of sex steroid action in the body and brain. The second part focuses on the importance of improved understanding of sex differences in our approach to the treatment of psychiatric illness. This includes illnesses such as autism, anorexia, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiological Basis of Sex Differences in Psychopharmacology
EditorsJo C Neill, Jayashri Kulkarni
Place of PublicationGermany
Pages189 - 208
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9783642200052
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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