Author | Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD

Articles

Substance Abuse in Women: Does Gender Matter?

January 01, 2007

There has been a growing awareness in recent years of the importance of gender in medical treatment and research. While much past research in addiction focused on men, there is now recognition that biologic and psychosocial differences between men and women influence the prevalence, presentation, comorbidity, and treatment of substance use disorders.