Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Disease

Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Disease
Author: Maria Teresa Ferretti,Annemarie Schumacher Dimech,Antonella Chadha Santuccione
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2021-05-01
ISBN 10: 012819345X
ISBN 13: 9780128193457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Disease Book Review:

Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease: The Women's Brain Project offers, for the first time, a critical overview of the evidence documenting sex and gender differences in AD neurobiology, biomarkers, clinical presentation, treatment, clinical trials and their outcomes and impact on caregivers. This knowledge is crucial for clinical development, digital health solutions, and as social and psychological support to AD families. Presents comprehensive and critical reviews of sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease Combines the knowledge and points-of-view of neuroscientists, medical doctors, psychologists and AI experts for a 360 degree view on the topic and its possible implications Edited by the Women’s Brain Project, the leading NGO in the field of sex differences in neuroscience

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Understanding the Biology of Sex and Gender Differences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-07-02
ISBN 10: 9780309132978
ISBN 13: 0309132975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health Book Review:

It's obvious why only men develop prostate cancer and why only women get ovarian cancer. But it is not obvious why women are more likely to recover language ability after a stroke than men or why women are more apt to develop autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Sex differences in health throughout the lifespan have been documented. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health begins to snap the pieces of the puzzle into place so that this knowledge can be used to improve health for both sexes. From behavior and cognition to metabolism and response to chemicals and infectious organisms, this book explores the health impact of sex (being male or female, according to reproductive organs and chromosomes) and gender (one's sense of self as male or female in society). Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health discusses basic biochemical differences in the cells of males and females and health variability between the sexes from conception throughout life. The book identifies key research needs and opportunities and addresses barriers to research. Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health will be important to health policy makers, basic, applied, and clinical researchers, educators, providers, and journalists-while being very accessible to interested lay readers.

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases
Author: Gorazd Drevensek
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789230144
ISBN 13: 9781789230147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases Book Review:

The book provides chapters on sex hormones and their modulation in neurodegenerative processes and pathologies, from basic molecular mechanisms, physiology, gender differences, to neuroprotection and clinical aspects for potential novel pharmacotherapy approaches. The book contains 14 chapters written by authors from various biomedical professions, from basic researchers in biology and physiology to medicine and veterinary medicine, pharmacologists, psychiatrist, etc. Chapters sum up the past and current knowledge on sex hormones, representing original new insights into their role in brain functioning, mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The book is written for a broad range of audience, from biomedical students to highly profiled medical specialists and biomedical researchers, helping them to expand their knowledge on sex hormones in neurodegenerative processes and opening new questions for further investigation.

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine
Author: Sabine Oertelt-Prigione,Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780857298324
ISBN 13: 0857298321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine Book Review:

This book is a concise, easy to read professional text with a focus on practical aspects. All chapters include tables on sex/gender differences in symptoms and management and a series of suggestions to the novice in the field. Chapters are specialty-specific. The focus is not on women’s health, but the presentation of differences in clinical symptoms, management and outcomes in women and men. Gender Medicine strives to employ the knowledge about these differences to improve diagnosis, better understand pathogenesis and advance patient-oriented therapy.

Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry

Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN 10: 0444641246
ISBN 13: 9780444641243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry Book Review:

Sex Differences in Neurology and Psychiatry, Volume 175, addresses this important issue by viewing major neurological and psychiatric conditions through the lens of sexual dimorphism, providing an entirely novel approach to understanding vulnerability factors, as well as potential new treatment strategies in several common neuropsychiatric disorders. The handbook comprises four major sections: (1) Introduction to sex differences in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, (2) Description of the impact of genetic, epigenetic, sex hormonal and other environmental effects on cerebral sex dimorphism, (3) Review of sex differences in neurologic disorders, and (4) Review of sex differences in psychiatric disorders. Explores sex differences in human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology Offers a pathway toward a gender-specific treatment of neurologic and psychiatric disorders Provides an overview of the genetics of sex hormones, human brain structure, and function, as well as the epigenetics, environment and social context

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System
Author: Rebecca M. Shansky
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2015-09-14
ISBN 10: 0128021985
ISBN 13: 9780128021989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System Book Review:

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System offers a comprehensive examination of the current state of sex differences research, from both the basic science and clinical research perspectives. Given the current NIH directive that funded preclinical research must consider both females and males, this topic is of interest to an increasing percentage of the neuroscience research population. The volume serves as an invaluable resource, offering coverage of a wide range of topics: sex differences in cognition, learning, and memory, sex hormone signaling mechanisms, neuroimmune interactions, epigenetics, social behavior, neurologic disease, psychological disorders, and stress. Discussions of research in both animal models and human patient populations are included. Details how sex hormones have widespread effects on the nervous system and influence the way males and females function Assists readers in determining how sex impacts their research and practice, and assists in determining how to adjust research programs to incorporate sex influences Includes discussions of research in both animal models and human patient populations, and at various developmental stages Features revised and updated chapters by leaders in the field around the globe—the broadest, most expert coverage available

Sex Differences in Physiology

Sex Differences in Physiology
Author: Gretchen Neigh,Megan Mitzelfelt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0128026081
ISBN 13: 9780128026083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Physiology Book Review:

Sex Differences in Physiology is an all-encompassing reference that details basic science research into sex differences in all physiological fields. It includes scientific discoveries concerning sex differences in cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal physiology. In addition, coverage of the development, endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunity, and metabolism is included, making this important reference a resource that will meet the needs of investigators interested in incorporating sex differences into their research programs, while also providing clinicians with the basis for providing the best sex-based medical treatment options available. Provides a sweeping, organ-by-organ review of currently observed sex differences in animal models and human disease Explains how sex differences influence physiology and disease Provides the critical knowledge on sex differences for better understanding of prevention and treatment of diseases

Bridging Gaps Between Sex and Gender in Neurosciences

Bridging Gaps Between Sex and Gender in Neurosciences
Author: Annie Duchesne,Meng-Chuan Lai,Gillian Einstein,Belinda Pletzer,Marina A. Pavlova
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 2889638650
ISBN 13: 9782889638659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The XX Brain

The XX Brain
Author: Lisa Mosconi PhD
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 0593083121
ISBN 13: 9780593083123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The XX Brain Book Review:

The instant New York Times bestseller! "In The XX Brain, Lisa meticulously guides us in the ways we can both nourish and protect ourselves, body and mind, to ensure our brains remain resilient throughout our lives." --from the foreword by Maria Shriver The first book to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer's prevention specifically in women--and to frame brain health as an essential component of Women's Health. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, director of the Women's Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College, provides women with the first plan to address the unique risks of the female brain. Until now, medical research has focused on "bikini medicine," assuming that women are essentially men with breasts and tubes. Yet women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, brain injuries, and strokes. They are also twice as likely to end their lives suffering from Alzheimer's disease, even when their longer lifespans are taken into account. But in the past, the female brain has received astonishingly little attention and was rarely studied by medical researchers-- resulting in a wealth of misinformation about women's health. The XX Brain confronts this crisis by revealing how the two powerful X chromosomes that distinguish women from men impact the brain first and foremost and by focusing on a key brain-protective hormone: estrogen. Taking on all aspects of women's health, including brain fog, memory lapses, depression, stress, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, and the increased risk of dementia, Dr. Mosconi introduces cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to protecting the female brain, including a specific diet proven to work for women, strategies to reduce stress, and useful tips for restorative sleep. She also examines the controversy about soy and hormonal replacement therapy, takes on the perils of environmental toxins, and examines the role of our microbiome. Perhaps best of all, she makes clear that it is never too late to take care of yourself. The XX Brain is a rallying cry for women to have full access to information regarding what is going on in their brains and bodies as well as a roadmap for the path to optimal, lifelong brain health.

Presenilins and Alzheimer’s Disease

Presenilins and Alzheimer’s Disease
Author: Steven G. Younkin,Rudolph E. Tanzi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642721036
ISBN 13: 9783642721038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presenilins and Alzheimer’s Disease Book Review:

The role of the familial Alzheimer's Disease genes called "presenilins" in causing neuronal cell death and Alzheimer-related pathology.

A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe

A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe
Author: Gabriele Doblhammer,Jordi Gumà
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2018-02-12
ISBN 10: 3319723561
ISBN 13: 9783319723563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe Book Review:

This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies. It overcomes the widely observable specialization in demographic research, which usually involves researchers studying either family or fertility processes or focusing on health and mortality. Coverage looks at new family and partnership forms among the young and middle-aged, their relationship with health, and the pathways through which they act. Among the old, lifelong family biography and present family situation are explored. Evidence is provided that partners advancing in age start to resemble each other more closely in terms of health, with the health of the partner being a crucial factor of an individual’s own health. Gender-specific health outcomes and pathways are central in the designs of the studies and the discussion of the results. The book compares twelve European countries reflecting different welfare state regimes and offers country-specific studies conducted in Austria, Germany, Italy - all populations which have received less attention in the past - and Sweden. As a result, readers discover the role of different concepts of family and health as well as comparisons within European countries and ethnic groups. It will be an insightful resource for students, academics, policy makers, and researchers that will help define future research in terms of gender and public health.

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women
Author: Mary Angela O’Neal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN 10: 3030042456
ISBN 13: 9783030042455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurology and Psychiatry of Women Book Review:

This comprehensive resource covers a range of women’s health issues and their intersection with neurologic and psychiatric disease. Chapters feature high quality, integrated information based on leading-edge research on gender-specific care and are grouped by reproductive years, pregnancy and health, and aging. Emerging science regarding sex differences in neurological and psychiatric illnesses, including anxiety, reproductive health, conversion disorders, depression and ethical issues in pregnancy, stroke risk factors, and successful aging strategies are covered along with clinical application of this knowledge to the delivery of care. In addition, in those medical problems that afflict both men and women, authors will point out the different risks, prevalence, presentations, and responses to treatments or outcomes in women. Written by renowned experts in the field, this textbook will thoroughly address the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, and obstetrics and expanding their understanding of concerns unique to female patients.

Sex and Gender in Acute Care Medicine

Sex and Gender in Acute Care Medicine
Author: Alyson J. McGregor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1107668166
ISBN 13: 9781107668164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Gender in Acute Care Medicine Book Review:

This book focuses on the issue of sex and gender in the evaluation and treatment of patients in delivering acute medical care.

Eat Like a Woman

Eat Like a Woman
Author: Staness Jonekos,Marjorie Jenkins
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 146032868X
ISBN 13: 9781460328682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eat Like a Woman Book Review:

FINALLY A DIET DESIGNED FOR YOU Based on the latest research showing that men and women metabolize food and lose weight differently, Eat Like a Woman (And Never Diet Again) is a groundbreaking three-step program tailored specifically to the needs of the female body. Staness Jonekos, author of The Menopause Makeover, and leading women's health expert Dr. Marjorie Jenkins show you how to lose weight without deprivation, look younger and feel better than ever. Eat Like a Woman will revolutionize the way you think about food. You'll learn to understand the relationship between stress and your health, interpret the messages your body is sending you, and how to eat to support hormone balance and emotional health. Begin to eat like a woman and in just three weeks you can •Drop those stubborn pounds •Effortlessly maintain a healthy weight •Change your relationship with food •Reduce your risk of disease •Slow the aging process •Exercise smarter Includes favorite recipes from Sheryl Crow, Padma Lakshmi, Florence Henderson, Dolly Parton, Nancy Cartwright, Devin Alexander, Cristina Ferrare, and other popular chefs and celebrities.

Age and Gender Considerations in Psychiatric Diagnosis

Age and Gender Considerations in Psychiatric Diagnosis
Author: William E. Narrow,Michael B. First,Paul J. Sirovatka,Darrel A. Regier
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN 10: 1585626767
ISBN 13: 9781585626762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age and Gender Considerations in Psychiatric Diagnosis Book Review:

Written to help identify major gaps in our knowledge of how gender and age affect psychiatric diagnoses and to stimulate much-needed research to fill these gaps, Age and Gender Considerations in Psychiatric Diagnosis serves as both a valuable short-term source for the DSM-V Task Force and its disorder-specific workgroups, and a long-term guide for future studies that will contribute to revised psychiatric classifications in these three areas. Here, 47 experts present findings in three areas of psychiatric research that historically have been neglected but rightfully have received increasing attention in recent years and thus are worthy of investigation into their clinical features, etiology, and course: 1. Significant gender differences in prevalence, symptom profiles, and risk factors for mental disorders, including neurodevelopmental, neurophysiological, and environmental factors for men and women that cut across diagnostic categories-for example, the critical importance of gender in how psychiatric illness develops and presents; DSM's approach to gender to date; and relevant research findings and gaps in the epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology of disorders and the gender-related expression of psychopathology, including the controversial and complex question of whether DSM should have different diagnostic criteria for men and women. 2. Mental disorders in infancy and early childhood, including diagnosis and measurement of psychopathology; PTSD and social and cognitive factors related to the experience of stress; reactive attachment disorder (unique in part because of its specificity to early childhood); mood and anxiety disorders and difficulties in diagnosis; sleep disorders, including two new disorders, Night-Waking Dysomnia and Sleep-Onset Dysomnia; feeding disorders, including the need to address overeating and overfeeding (especially given the alleged U.S. epidemic of obesity); early childhood manifestations of behavior disorders; and early symptoms and diagnosis of autism. 3. Mental disorders in the elderly, such as dementia and depression, once considered normal consequences of aging but now understood to represent mental disorders, including the need to identify specific brain structure abnormalities, biomarkers, and the many contributing biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors of mental illness in late life and to understand their roles in the elderly to better diagnose and monitor disease progression. Written for clinicians and researchers alike, this thought-provoking compendium contributes critical information that helps enhance our understanding of the causes of mental disorders, develop effective preventive and treatment interventions, and inform future editions of DSM and ICD.

The Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease

The Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease
Author: Suzanne Corkin,Roger M. Nitsch,John Herbert Growdon
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 439
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780897669733
ISBN 13: 0897669738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease Book Review:

The overall goal of the International Study Group on the Pharmacology of Memory Disorders Associated with Ageing is to point out discoveries that shed light on the potential causes of Alzheimer's disease, its pathogenesis, and the biological mechanisms that could underlie its cure. This eighth meeting in the series, aims to stimulate research in dementia and increase the transfer of information from the basic sciences to physicians and the pharmaceutical industry."

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities
Author: Diane F. Halpern
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2000-02-01
ISBN 10: 1135681953
ISBN 13: 9781135681951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities Book Review:

In the third edition of her popular text, Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities, Diane Halpern tackles fundamental questions about the meaning of sex differences in cognition and why people are so afraid of the differences. She provides a comprehensive context for understanding the theories and research on this controversial topic. The author employs the psychobiosocial model of cognition to negotiate a cease fire on the nature-nurture wars and offers a more holistic and integrative conceptualization of the forces that make people unique. This new edition reflects the explosion of theories and research in the area over the past several years. New techniques for peering into the human brain have changed the nature of the questions being asked and the kinds of answers that can be expected. There have been surprising new findings on the influence of sex hormones on cognitive abilities across the life span, as well as an increasing number of studies examining how attention paid to category variables such as one's sex, race, or age affects unconscious and automatic cognitive processes. Written in a clear, engaging style, this new edition takes a refreshing look at the science and politics of cognitive sex differences. Although it is a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of scientific theory and research into how, why, when, and to what extent females and males differ in intellectual abilities, it conveys complex ideas and interrelationships among variables in an engrossing and understandable manner, bridging the gap between sensationalized 'pop' literature and highly technical scientific journals. Halpern's thought-provoking perspectives on this controversial topic will be of interest to students and professionals alike. [features used for book mailer] FEATURES: *Includes new information about sex differences and similarities in the brain, the role of sex hormones on cognition (including exciting new work on hormone replacement therapy during menopause), new perspectives from evolutionary psychology, the way stereotypes and other group-based expectations unconsciously and automatically influence thought, the influence of pervasive sex-differentiated child rearing and other sex role effects, and understanding how research is conducted and interpreted. *Takes a cognitive process approach that examines similarities and differences in visuospatial working memory, verbal working memory, long-term acquisition and retrieval, sensation and perception, and other stages in information processing. *Provides a developmental analysis of sex differences and similarities in cognition extending from the early prenatal phase into very old age. *Tackles both political and scientific issues and explains how they influence each other--readers are warned that science is not value-free. *Uses cross-cultural data and warns readers about the limitations on conclusions that have not been assessed in multiple cultures. *Includes many new figures and tables that summarize complex issues and provide section reviews. It is a beautifully written book by a master teacher who really cares about presenting a clear and honest picture of contemporary psychology's most politicized topic.

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society
Author: Cordelia Fine
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN 10: 0393253880
ISBN 13: 9780393253887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society Book Review:

“Beliefs about men and women are as old as humanity itself, but Fine’s funny, spiky book gives reason to hope that we’ve heard Testosterone rex’s last roar.” —Annie Murphy Paul, New York Times Book Review Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental force in human development. According to this false-yet-familiar story, the divisions between men and women are in nature alone and not part of culture. Drawing on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy, Testosterone Rex disproves this ingrained myth and calls for a more equal society based on both sexes’ full human potential.

Sex and Gender Differences in Pharmacology

Sex and Gender Differences in Pharmacology
Author: Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 3642307264
ISBN 13: 9783642307263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Gender Differences in Pharmacology Book Review:

This is the very first book to deal with sex and gender differences in drug therapy - an increasingly recognized medical need. It starts with an overview on S/G in clinical syndromes and a documentation of the medical and socioeconomic damage caused by gender specific adverse drug effects. Part I covers S/G differences in pharmacokinetics. Researchers will be satisfied by the detailed discussion of the mechanisms of S/G differences in drug effects that represents cutting edge science and includes interaction of drugs with sex hormones, genomic and epigenetic mechanisms. It also covers S/G in drug development, in animal models and clinical development and S/G in drug prescriptions. Part II targets S/G differences in drug effects in cardiovascular, pulmonary, CNS, neuromuscular, neuropsychiatric and metabolic diseases, in cancer, inflammation, and rheumatic diseases, in bacterial and retroviral infections, thrombosis, embolism. New drugs will be discussed.

Update on Dementia

Update on Dementia
Author: Davide Moretti
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN 10: 9535126547
ISBN 13: 9789535126546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Update on Dementia Book Review:

The dementia challenge is the largest health effort of the times we live in. The whole society has to move to a realization of the significance of prioritization to make an attempt in the direction of mental health promotion and dementia risk reduction. New priorities for research are needed to go far beyond the usual goal of constructing a disease course-modifying medication. Moreover, a full empowerment and engagement of men and women living with dementia and their caregivers, overcoming stigma and discrimination should be promoted. The common efforts and the final aim will have to be the progress of a ''dementia-constructive'' world, where people with dementia can take advantage of equal opportunities.