Biological Basis of Sex Differences in Psychopharmacology


ISBN: 978-3-642-20005-2 (Print) 978-3-642-20006-9 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-13

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

  3. Chapter

    Pages 15-36

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

  4. Chapter

    Pages 37-56

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

  5. Chapter

    Pages 57-71

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

  6. Chapter

    Pages 73-96

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

  7. Chapter

    Pages 97-118

    Sex Differences in Response to Stress and Expression of Depressive-Like Behaviours in the Rat

  8. Chapter

    Pages 119-140

    Importance of the COMT Gene for Sex Differences in Brain Function and Predisposition to Psychiatric Disorders

  9. Chapter

    Pages 141-154

    Sex Differences and Hormonal Influences in Human Sensorimotor Gating: Implications for Schizophrenia

  10. Chapter

    Pages 155-171

    Estrogens and Gonadal Function in Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses

  11. Chapter

    Pages 173-187

    Oestradiol and Psychosis: Clinical Findings and Biological Mechanisms

  12. Chapter

    Pages 189-207

    Sex Differences Precipitating Anorexia Nervosa in Females: The Estrogen Paradox and a Novel Framework for Targeting Sex-Specific Neurocircuits and Behavior

  13. Chapter

    Pages 209-229

    Gender Differences in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Autism and Fragile X Syndrome

  14. Chapter

    Pages 231-249

    The Impact of Gender on Antidepressants

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 251-254