Special Issue Call for Review Articles: Beyond Sex Differences: A Spotlight on Women's Brain Health
• 大类 : 医学 - 1区
• 小类 : 内分泌学与代谢 - 1区
• 小类 : 神经科学 - 2区
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology will be publishing a Special Issue, “Beyond Sex Differences: A Spotlight on Women's Brain Health” with Professor Liisa Galea as Editor.
Women experience poorer health from missed diagnoses, minimized symptoms, greater burdens of specific diseases, and poorly targeted treatment. For example, women are more likely suffer from adverse side effects following drug or surgical treatment and are more likely to be misdiagnosed following doctor or emergency room visits. Brain disorders such as Alzheimer Disease (AD), and depression can be more prevalent in women compared to men. Furthermore, women show greater pathology and cognitive deficits related to AD, are more likely to present with more severe symptoms of depression, and have poor functional outcomes and quality of life after stroke than men. Consistent evidence shows that although women live longer than men do, they are less healthy and disproportionately bear the burden of chronic health conditions.
Although advances in sex-and-gender-based research approaches in both North American and Europe are needed to guide researchers in carrying out inclusive research, many domains of women’s health remain minimally, or not at all, studied. Women’s health research approaches are necessary to understand individual differences between women. In addition to sex-disaggregated approaches, there is a critical need to study individual differences across women, and to consider how different physiological (hormonal) experiences (menstruation, pregnancy, menopause) can influence women’s health and treatment and how gendered experiences and expectations may drive some of these differences. Establishment of women’s health as a distinct discipline is vital to explore how unique factors, biological and societal, contribute to health in women. These efforts will provide the research and clinical communities with invaluable information that will make women healthier. This special issue will spotlight research in women’s brain health to draw much needed attention to this area.