Women and Addiction

Women and Addiction


Edited by Kathleen T. Brady, Edited by Sudie E. Back, Edited by Shelley F. Greenfield

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 526 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 259mm x 36mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1606231073
  • ISBN 13: 9781606231074
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,263,128

Product description

For many years, addiction research focused almost exclusively on men. Yet scientific awareness of sex and gender differences in substance use disorders has grown tremendously in recent decades. This volume brings together leading authorities to review the state of the science and identify key directions for research and clinical practice. Concise, focused chapters illuminate how biological and psychosocial factors influence the etiology and epidemiology of substance use disorders in women; their clinical presentation, course, and psychiatric comorbidities; treatment access; and treatment effectiveness. Prevalent substances of abuse are examined, as are issues facing special populations.

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Author information

Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she 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 has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" since 1998. Sudie E. Back, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she is Associate Director of the Drug Abuse Research Training program for psychiatry residents. Her research focuses on substance use disorders, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder, and gender. Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Chief Academic Officer at Mclean Hospital, and Director of Clinical and Health Services Research and Education in the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. She has been elected to the American College of Psychiatrists and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

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'An exceptional contribution. The breadth and depth of this book are impressive, with coverage of neurobiology, psychosocial models, epidemiology, and much more. The gender gap in the substance abuse literature has long been an issue, and this comprehensive work marks a leap forward. Readers will find much here to challenge old ideas and spark new ones. The 'Key Points' section in each chapter is especially helpful for those who want to quickly learn the gist of the science. Bravo to the editors and contributors for this truly fine work.' - Lisa M. Najavits, Boston University School of Medicine; Harvard Medical School; and National Center for PTSD, Boston VA Medical Center, USA

Table of contents

Part I: Overview. Zilberman, Substance Abuse Across the Lifespan in Women. Reed, Evans, Research Design and Methodology in Studies of Women and Addiction. Part II: Biological Issues. Newman, Mello, Neuroactive Gonadal Steroid Hormones and Drug Addiction in Women. Fox, Sinha, Stress, Neuroendocrine Response, and Addiction in Women. Kalaydjian, Merikangas, Sex Differences in the Transmission of Substance Use Disorders. Pigott, Walker, Teitelbaum, Lu, Sex Differences and Neurotransmitter Systems in Addiction. DeVane, Sex Differences in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. Sava, McCaffrey, Yurgelun-Todd, Gender, Cognition, and Addiction. Elton, Kilts, The Roles of Sex Differences in the Drug Addiction Process. Part III: Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders. Goldstein, Comorbidity of Substance Use with Independent Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Women: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Pettinati, Plebani, Depression and Substance Use Disorders in Women. Brady, Hartwell, Gender, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders. Cohen, Gordon, Co-occurring Eating and Substance Use Disorders. Hien, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Addiction Among Women. Nguyen, Brown, Psychotic Disorders in Women with Substance Abuse. Burckell, McMain, Concurrent Personality Disorders and Substance Use Disorders in Women. Part IV: Treatment Outcome. Greenfield, Pirard, Gender-specific Treatment for Women with Substance Use Disorders. Grella, Treatment Seeking and Utilization Among Women with Substance Use Disorders. Fals-Stewart, Lam, Kelley, Behavioral Couple Therapy: Partner-involved Treatment for Substance-abusing Women. Part V: Specific Substances. Stewart, Gavric, Collins, Women, Girls, and Alcohol. Perkins, Treatment of Nicotine Dependence in Women. Back, Payne, Gender and Prescription Opioid Addiction. McRae-Clark, Price, Women and Marijuana Dependence: Issues and Opportunities. Lynch, Potenza, Cosgrove, Mazure, Sex Differences in Vulnerability to Stimulant Abuse: A Translational Perspective. Part VI: Special Populations. Upadhyaya, Gray, Adolescent Substance Use and the Role of Gender. Bhuvaneswar, Chang, Substance Use in Pregnancy. Conner, Le Fauve, Wallace, Ethnic and Cultural Correlates of Addiction Among Diverse Women. Irwin, Substance Use Disorders Among Sexual-minority Women. Part VII: Social and Policy Issues. Waldrop, Violence and Victimization Among Women with Substance Use Disorders. Brendel, Soulier, Legal Issues, Addiction, and Gender.