Women's Psychiatry.

Women's Psychiatry. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1192:225-249 Authors: Balta G, Dalla C, Kokras N Abstract Brain disorders and mental diseases, in particular, are common and considered as a top global health challenge for the twenty-first century. Interestingly, women suffer more frequently from mental disorders than men. Moreover, women may respond to psychotropic drugs differently than men, and, through their lifespan, they endure sex-orientated social stressors. In this chapter, we present how women may differ in the development and manifestation of mental health issues and how they differ from men in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. We discuss issues in clinical trials regarding women participation, issues in the use of psychotropic medications in pregnancy, and challenges that psychiatry faces as a result of the wider use of contraceptives, of childbearing at older age, and of menopause. Such issues, among others, demand further women-oriented psychiatric research that can improve the care for women during the course of their lives. Indeed, despite all these known sex differences, psychiatry for both men and women patients uses the same approach. Thereby, a modified paradigm for women's psychiatry, which takes into account all these differences, emerges as a necessity, and psychiatric research should take more vigorously into account sex differences. PMID: 31705497 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research

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Authors: Piek MW, Postma EL, van Leeuwaarde R, de Boer JP, Bos AME, Lok C, Stokkel M, Filipe M, van der Ploeg IMC Abstract Introduction Thyroid cancer is one of the most common carcinomas diagnosed in adolescents and young adults (AYA), with a rapidly rising incidence over the past three decades. Surgery is the standard treatment for patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC), and when indicated, followed by radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible effects of RAI therapy on ovarian function and fertility in women. Methods The PubMed, Embase and Web of Science ...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Men and women with CVD or those at increased risk of CVD perceived new research on conventional and sex- and gender-related risk factors as a priority. These findings may guide researchers and funders in further prioritising new CVD research. PMID: 33025404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Netherlands Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Neth Heart J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our findings contradict most previous reports, which did not detect the presence of viral colonization in the vagina. Although passage through the birth canal exposes neonates to the vaginal polymicrobial flora, an acquisition of pathogens does not necessarily mandate neonatal infection or clinical disease. Nevertheless, when delivering a woman with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, a clinician should consider the possibility of vaginal colonization, even if it is uncommon. PMID: 33021026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
In this issue of the Journal, a group of distinguished Nordic researchers, led by Anne Helene Garde and including four of our Associated Editors, present a discussion paper that originated from a workshop and provides detailed recommendations on night shift work (1). The recommendations are very clear: to protect workers ’ health, night shift schedules should have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration. For pregnant women, night work should be limited to one shift per week. The authors acknowledge that under circumstances allowing better possibi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Women with a history of preterm birth, pregnancy loss, or early menopause have an increased risk of heart failure (HF). However, sex-specific, reproductive factors are not currently included in conventional cardiovascular risk assessment, and the extent to which these factors may enhance HF risk prediction above and beyond traditional risk factors (RF) is not known.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: 224 Source Type: research
Abstract Women constitute half of the world's population, yet neuroscience research does not serve the sexes equally. Fifty years of preclinical animal evidence documents the tightly-coupled relationship between our endocrine and nervous systems, yet human neuroimaging studies rarely consider how endocrine factors shape the structural and functional architecture of the human brain. Here, we quantify several blind spots in neuroimaging research, which overlooks aspects of the human condition that impact women's health (e.g. the menstrual cycle, hormonal contraceptives, pregnancy, menopause). Next, we illuminate pot...
Source: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Front Neuroendocrinol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Analysis of CBT via continuous recording reveals patterns in the interactions of circadian and infradian CBT rhythms capable of accurately predicting the fertility window and hormonal patterns suggesting oligo-ovulation and subfertility. New wearable technologies can facilitate employment of hormone-associated changes in CBT for pregnancy planning and offer clinical insight to infertility and menopause. Published on 2020-09-24 10:10:10
Source: Journal of Circadian Rhythms - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Trifu SC, Istrate D, Miruna DA Abstract Schizophrenia is considered the most severe and debilitating psychiatric disorder. During the 80's, first reports on abnormalities of the schizophrenic brain which could be objectively observed on MRI, CT scans and other imagistic techniques were published. This showed that schizophrenia is a disorder that goes beyond the functional aspect of the symptomatology. The ties between psychiatry and endocrinology are easily observed, even empirically, by any mental health practitioner, and mirrored by endocrinology specialists. Disorders related to menstruation phase of th...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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