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Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Describes reasons why research on substance use and addiction in women has lagged behind research on men, and offers guidelines for designing high-quality studies. Topics include substance abuse across the lifespan in women and sex differences in the transmission of substance use disorders. For practitioners and researchers.
Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in addiction psychiatry. As Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Brady is Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Division, Director of the Women’s Research Center, Director of the General Clinical Research Center, and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Brady’s research interests are in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse/addiction and comorbid conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders. She has received numerous awards for her research, teaching, and clinical work, and has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 1998.
Sudie E. Back, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the Drug Abuse Research Training program for psychiatry residents at the Medical University of South Carolina. She serves as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous federally funded research projects. Her current research involves prescription opioid dependence, the integrated psychosocial treatment of substance use disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder, and gender. The ultimate aim of this line of research is to improve the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders. Dr. Back also maintains a small clinical practice.
Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief Academic Officer and Director of Clinical and Health Services Research and Education, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Greenfield serves as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on federally funded research focusing on treatment for substance use disorders, gender differences in substance disorders, and health services for substance disorders. She is also Director of the Harvard Medical School/Partners Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
Table of Contents
Substance Abuse across the Lifespan in Women
Research Design and Methodology in Studies of Women and Addiction
Neuroactive Gonadal Steroid Hormones and Drug Addiction in Women
Stress, Neuroendocrine Response, and Addiction in Women
Sex Differences in the Transmission of Substance Use Disorders
Sex Differences and Neurotransmitter Systems in Addiction
Sex Differences in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Gender, Cognition, and Addiction
The Roles of Sex Differences in the Drug Addiction Process
Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders
Comorbidity of Substance Use Disorders with Independent Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Women: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
Depression and Substance Use Disorders in Women
Gender, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders
Co-Occurring Eating and Substance Use Disorders
Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Addiction among Women
Psychotic Disorders in Women with Substance Abuse
Concurrent Personality Disorders and Substance Use Disorders in Women
Gender-Specific Treatment for Women with Substance Use Disorders
Treatment Seeking and Utilization among Women with Substance Use Disorders
Behavioral Couple Therapy: Partner-Involved Treatment for Substance-Abusing Women
Women, Girls, and Alcohol
Treatment of Nicotine Dependence in Women
Gender and Prescription Opioid Addiction
Women and Marijuana Dependence: Issues and Opportunities
Sex Differences in Vulnerability to Stimulant Abuse: A Translational Perspective
Adolescent Substance Use and the Role of Gender
Substance Use in Pregnancy
Ethnic and Cultural Correlates of Addiction among Diverse Women
Substance Use Disorders among Sexual-Minority Women
Social and Policy Issues
Violence and Victimization among Women with Substance Use Disorders
Legal Issues, Addiction, and Gender
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