Sex Differences in Behavioral Dyscontrol: Role in Drug Addiction and Novel Treatments

@inproceedings{Carroll2015SexDI,
  title={Sex Differences in Behavioral Dyscontrol: Role in Drug Addiction and Novel Treatments},
  author={Marilyn Carroll and John R. Smethells},
  booktitle={Front. Psychiatry},
  year={2015}
}
The purpose of this review is to discuss recent findings related to sex differences in behavioral dyscontrol that lead to drug addiction, and clinical implications for humans are discussed. This review includes research conducted in animals and humans that reveals fundamental aspects of behavioral dyscontrol. The importance of sex differences in aspects of behavioral dyscontrol, such as impulsivity and compulsivity, is discussed as major determinants of drug addiction. Behavioral dyscontrol… CONTINUE READING
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