By Marc Galanter
'Solid, believable, actual and loaded with pertinent and hugely referenced information about scientific and uncomplicated study in alcholism between ladies and ethnic groups...an crucial textual content within the libraries of academicians, lecturers, clinicians, researchers, and coverage makers. the standard and scope of the paintings are groundbreaking, and it really is handy to have all of it in a single source.' --American magazine of Psychiatry quantity 12 highlights the striking evolution of alcoholism learn over the last few years, targeting gender in alcohol activities and results.
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Additional info for Recent Developments in Alcoholism: Alcoholism and Women
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In view of the more frequent female- 1 • Vulnerability to Alcoholism in Women 21 to-female transmission reported than cross-gender transmission seen in the Swedish adoption study,20 we are speculating that more girls from these HR for female alcoholism families may carry a neurobiological diathesis for alcoholism than do girls from similarly matched HR for male alcoholism families. Establishing that P300 deficits occur in female alcoholics is another important step. 35 Recent history of drinking (past 7 and past 30 days) was entered into these analyses as covariates without significant effect.
Further complicating the picture are rapidly changing societal expectations and cultural milieu. Has this societal upheaval influenced women's drinking, and if so, how? Do role overload and role conflict represent stressors that encourage drinking? How does the stress of struggling to be a wife, mother, and professional coupled with differing drinking norms of coworkers impact on drinking? How do patterns of consumption and problems of women in the work force compare with those of their male co-workers?
Recent Developments in Alcoholism: Alcoholism and Women by Marc Galanter