Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Biological Basis of Sex Differences in Psychopharmacology

Editors: Neill, Jo C., Kulkarni, Jayashri (Eds.)

  • This volume brings together experts in this field, both psychiatrists and health care professionals with preclinical researchers to review the latest work in this area
  • It gives a thorough overview of how males and females are different in terms of brain function and behaviour
  • The first volume which covers in some depth many illnesses in which sex differences and gonadal steroids are important in terms of aetiology, symptomatology, progression and treatment
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About this book

Sex matters!  Are there differences between the sexes when it comes to brain function and the behaviours that result? This volume attempts to answer this fundamental question. If the answer is ‘yes’ then this should impact upon our approach to treating mental illness in humans, and to modelling it in animals, as we look for aetiological and pharmacological solutions.

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.

This volume will be of considerable interest to mental health professionals, including psychiatrists , nurses , allied health clinicians and pharmacists. It will also be helpful and important for preclinical researchers working in neuroscience, psychopharmacology and reproductive endocrinology.      

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Interaction Between Gonadal Steroids and the Central Nervous System

    Marshall, Kay M.

    Pages 1-13

  • Differences in Sexual Behaviour in Male and Female Rodents: Role of Serotonin

    Olivier, Berend (et al.)

    Pages 15-36

  • Female Rats Are Smarter than Males: Influence of Test, Oestrogen Receptor Subtypes and Glutamate

    Sutcliffe, Jane Suzanne

    Pages 37-56

  • Sex Differences in the Septo-Hippocampal Cholinergic System in Rats: Behavioral Consequences

    Mitsushima, Dai

    Pages 57-71

  • Females Are More Vulnerable to Drug Abuse than Males: Evidence from Preclinical Studies and the Role of Ovarian Hormones

    Anker, Justin J. (et al.)

    Pages 73-96

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-20006-9
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27115-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Basis of Sex Differences in Psychopharmacology
Editors
  • Jo C. Neill
  • Jayashri Kulkarni
Series Title
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20006-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20006-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20005-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27115-1
Series ISSN
1866-3370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 254
Topics