Gender differences in antidepressant and activating drug effects on self-perceptions.
(Clinical Trial;Journal Article)
Gender difference in neuropharmacologic responsivity have received surprisingly little attention in clinical research. In view of well-known gender differences in the prevalence of depression, we wondered whether men and women would respond differently to antidepressants or to an activational drug known to predict antidepressant response. Using clorgyline and D-amphetamine in 2 small samples, we illustrated several methodological approaches for examining possible gender-linked differences in the effects of these drugs on self-perceptions. Gender-linked differences in cognitive-perceptual processes may, in turn, be linked to differences in encoding or consolidating information about our experiences into our self-image for later recall.
Hamilton, JA; Alagna, SW; Pinkel, S
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