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Title Biological basis of sex differences in psychopharmacology / Jo C. Neill, Jayashri Kulkarni, editors.
Imprint Heidelberg : Springer, 2011.

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Series Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, 1866-3370 ; 8
Current topics in behavioral neurosciences ; 8.
Subject Mental illness -- Sex factors.
Psychopharmacology -- Sex differences.
Mental Disorders -- physiopathology.
Brain -- physiopathology.
Gonadal Steroid Hormones.
Mental Disorders -- drug therapy.
Sex Factors.
Alt Name Neill, Jo C.
Kulkarni, Jayashri, 1958-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Preface -- Female rats are smarter than males: influence of test, oestrogen receptor subtypes and glutamate -- Differences in sexual behaviour in male and female rodents: role of serotonin.-Sex differences in the cholinergic system in rats: behavioural consequences -- Sex differences in response to stress and expression of depressive-like behaviours in the rat -- Females are more vulnerable to drug relapse, evidence from preclinical studies and role of ovarian hormones and estrogen receptors -- Genetics and sex differences: role of COMT -- Sex differences precipitating anorexia nervosa in females: A novel framework for targeting sex specific neurocircuits and behavior.-Gender differences in developmental disorders -biologicalcauses and treatments -- The estrogen hypothesis of schizophrenia -- Sex and its impact on antidepressants -- Bipolar recurrences after childbirth and possible biological mechanisms -- Introduction to the interaction between gonadal steroids and the central nervous system -- Sex Differences and Hormonal Influences in Human Sensorimotor Gating: Implications for Schizophrenia. .
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783642200069 (electronic bk.)
3642200060 (electronic bk.)
9783642200052 (print)
3642200052 (print)
OCLC # 751970397
Link Springer e-books.
Additional Format Print version: Biological basis of sex differences in psychopharmacology. Heidelberg : Springer, 2011 9783642200052 (DLC) 2011931783 (OCoLC)750986120

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