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Sex Differences in the BrainFrom Genes to Behavior$
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Jill B. Becker, Karen J. Berkley, Nori Geary, Elizabeth Hampson, James P. Herman, and Elizabeth Young

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311587

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.001.0001

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Sex Differences in Pain

Sex Differences in Pain

(p.371) Chapter 19 Sex Differences in Pain
Sex Differences in the Brain

Emeran A. Mayer

Jennifer S. Labus

Karen J. Berkley

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This chapter reviews studies on sex differences in pain, providing citations to appropriate recent papers, and discusses at greater length some intriguing new directions, in particular those involving brain imaging studies on sex-related pain differences. First, it considers what is known about sex differences in pain in healthy individuals and those with chronic pain conditions, along with the factors that influence the differences. It then reviews what is known about sex differences in the efficacy and usage of different treatments. It discusses potential mechanisms that contribute to the differences. A special section follows that describes new data emerging from brain imaging studies.

Keywords:   sex differences, pain, brain imaging, pain conditions

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