Women's Response to Alcohol Suggests Need for Gender-Specific Treatment Programs

Jul 24, 2013
Women's Response to Alcohol Suggests Need for Gender-Specific Treatment Programs 

New research by Scientific American suggests evidence supporting women-centered treatment programs for alcohol-dependent women. The study finds physical consequences of alcoholism appear faster and are more severe for women than for men. 

Writing in the January 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, principle investigator Claudia Fahlke from the Dpartment of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and her colleagues from that alcohol's ability to reduce serotonin neurotransmission, was "telescoped" in alcoholic women compared with their male conterparts. 

 

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