Gender and Impulse Control Disorders

Alexea Takacs, Sonia Madrid and Marc N. Potenza

in The Oxford Handbook of Impulse Control Disorders

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195389715
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Gender and Impulse Control Disorders

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Although women and men (and girls and boys) share similarities, they also exhibit differences that may contribute to the etiology and development of impulse control disorders. Such differences may hold significant implications for the generation of optimal prevention and treatment strategies. In this chapter, we review data on gender-related differences in impulse control disorders, considering epidemiological, clinical, biological, and therapeutic perspectives. Implications for improving prevention and treatment interventions are discussed.

Keywords: female; male; men; women; telescoping

Article.  7081 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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