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Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience




Editorial describing contents of issue:

"In this focused Research Topic, we are pleased to present five original research articles – three preclinical studies, and two clinical studies – that help to address these gaps in knowledge. The Research Topic articles describe impacts of biological sex on the direct reinforcing effects of drugs with abuse liability as well as sex-dependent differences in drug craving and/or seeking assessed at various time points following cessation of drug use. The studies span several drug classes (psychostimulants, opioids, alcohol, and nicotine) and a subset also explore the contributions of fluctuating sex hormones in females."

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Manvich DF, Loweth JA, Lynch WJ, McReynolds JR. Editorial: Sex differences in the neurobiology of drug relapse vulnerability. Front Behav Neurosci. 2023;17:1289459. Published 2023 Sep 25. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2023.1289459