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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.

About the Author

Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD, is Distinguished University Professor and Associate Provost for Clinical and Translational Science at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her interests include drug and alcohol abuse/addiction and comorbid conditions. A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Brady leads numerous research projects and served as president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and a board member of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. She has authored over 300 publications; presented at conferences, grand rounds, and symposia; and received numerous awards. 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. She is also 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.


"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 "Finally, a synthesis of research advances on addiction and women, and in a single volume! Scholarly yet easy to read, and written by leading researchers in the field, this is a perfect addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in addictions. It offers comprehensive, current, and relevant coverage of such issues as hormones, pregnancy, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and women's unique treatment needs. I highly recommend this book to a broad audience, including treatment professionals, students, basic scientists, and policymakers." - Carrie Randall, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director, Charleston Alcohol Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina, USA "The once-neglected field of research in addiction and its treatment in women has flourished in the past 20 years, making this book a 'must read' for clinicians. Brady, Back, and Greenfield are leaders in research, clinical practice, and teaching. Their book is the definitive work on the subject, and the most important new volume in addiction psychiatry in recent years." - Richard Frances, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University Medical School, USA

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