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By Kay M. Marshall (auth.), Jo C. Neill, Jayashri Kulkarni (eds.)

Sex matters! Are there transformations among the sexes in terms of mind functionality and the behaviours that outcome? This quantity makes an attempt to respond to this basic query. If the answer's ‘yes’ then this could influence upon our method of treating psychological sickness in people, and to modelling it in animals, as we glance for aetiological and pharmacological suggestions.

This quantity covers major elements of analysis into intercourse adjustments in psychopharmacology: preclinical learn, and scientific paintings during this quarter. the 1st a part of the amount offers with the preclinical study, and explains how female and male animals fluctuate of their sexual behaviour, drug dependence, cognition, genetics and tension reactivity, with an introductory bankruptcy explaining easy mechanisms of intercourse steroid motion within the physique and mind. the second one half makes a speciality of the significance of stronger realizing of intercourse modifications in our method of the remedy of psychiatric disorder. This comprises health problems equivalent to autism, anorexia, melancholy, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

This quantity might be of substantial curiosity to psychological overall healthiness execs, together with psychiatrists , nurses , allied overall healthiness clinicians and pharmacists. it is going to even be precious and significant for preclinical researchers operating in neuroscience, psychopharmacology and reproductive endocrinology.

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2 SERT-KO Rats and Female Sexual Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 5 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Abstract Serotonin plays an important role in both male and female sexual behaviour.

51 5 Summary and Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Abstract Interest in the influence of sex hormones within the central nervous system is a rapidly expanding area of research. A considerable amount of evidence has recently been obtained to support an important role of the gonadal steroids in cognitive processing.

8 Studies with Rats Displaying Hypersexual Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Conclusion: Serotonin and Male Sexual Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 4 Serotonin, Serotonergic Receptors and Female Sexual Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SERT-KO Rats and Female Sexual Behaviour . . . . . . .

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