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Book Review

Age and Gender Considerations in Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Research Agenda for DSM-V

Marion Zucker Goldstein and Michael R. Cummings

Published: May 13, 2009

Article Abstract

From our regular book review column.

Age and Gender Considerations in Psychiatric Diagnosishas 44 contributors from among our most prolific and respectedresearchers, and it has relatively few sentences without a reference.The goals of this ambitious undertaking include discussingthe seeds and directions for future research, increasingclinical understanding with current evidence base—useful indeveloping more effective treatment—and developing a preventioncomponent to diminish disabilities.

The inclusion in the diagnostic and treatment processes ofthe many aspects of aging in very early and later life and theever broadening aspects of gender/sex (with the term gendernow more frequently preferred), e.g., chromosomal, genetic,gonadal, genital, assigned sociocultural gender, all of which canaffect the brain, are among the special foci in this volume.

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Volume: 70

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