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There is increasing recognition that sex (as a demographic or descriptive variable) is a critical factor in clinical pharmacology research. In addition, we argue that there is a need for increased study of gender-related effects in pharmacological research. Gender is a complex, socially...
In this paper, the usage, characteristics, and typical psychological consequences of the four most commonly utilized reproductive agents, clomiphene citrate, human menopausal gonadotropin, danazol, and GnRH analogs, are discussed. Physical consequences such as excessive facial hair growth,...
Recent epidemiological national surveys have shown the prevalence of uncontrolled high blood pressure in women to range between 8-11% in Caucasian women and between 16-23% in African-American women. The prevalence of uncontrolled blood pressure is slightly higher in men but because there are...
What is feminist psychopharmacology and why do we need it? Numerous issues related to gender come to mind. Gender bias can be seen in medical research, medical training, psychiatric diagnoses, and prescription practices. A feminist psychiatrist attends to these biases. In addition, a...
This article reviews the status of psychopharmacology with women of color. It examines both gender and ethnoracial contexts by discussing the dynamics present in the prescription of psychoactive medications to women of color. An empowering approach to psychopharmacology with women of color is...
This article describes the experience of being a therapist-in-training, while being in my own therapy with a male physician. My concerns about the side effects of Halcion (triazolam), a sleeping medication, were routinely dismissed or diminished while my therapist represcribed Halcion for...
Differences in patterns of prescribing psychotropic drugs for men and women have been well documented, especially in antidepressants and anxiolitics. One explanation offered is that physicians are influenced by gender stereotyping in pharmaceutical drug advertisements. It is argued that if...
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