Anxiety Disorders and Gender by Dan J. Stein

By Dan J. Stein

Anxiety and similar problems are universal stipulations that disproportionately have an effect on girls. during this booklet, the epidemiology, psychobiology, analysis, evaluate, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of significant nervousness and comparable issues are tested with unique connection with the results of gender and intercourse on scientific presentation and remedy. The stipulations thought of comprise generalized anxiousness disease, obsessive-compulsive illness, panic affliction, posttraumatic pressure affliction and social nervousness sickness. furthermore, the administration of tension and similar issues while pregnant and lactation are mentioned. concluding chapters particularly handle anxiousness problems in ladies and in males, summarizing key issues for clinicians and researchers. The authors are top clinicians, together with either psychiatrists and psychologists, from round the globe.

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1997; Halbreich 1997). Estrogen treatment may effectively treat (Gregoire et al. 1996), or prevent the recurrence (Sichel et al. 1995) of postpartum depression. Progesterone may have anxiolytic and sedative properties, mediated by benzodiazepine-like action at the GABA Panic Disorder 37 receptor binding site (Paul and Purdy 1992), but may also lead to dysphoric and mood-destabilizing effects (Pigott 1999; Buckwalter et al. 1999). Pregnancy A number of retrospective studies and case series have shown improvement of PD during pregnancy in the majority of women (Cowley and Roy-Byrne 1989; Villeponteaux et al.

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