About this Research Topic
In recent years, the available data that revealed small sex/gender differences in brain lateralization and functional connectivity, and the psychological research on non-binary and transgender individuals increased the awareness of the complexity of the topic and on the importance of shedding light on this subject.
Exploring possible sex/gender differences may be of paramount importance to address people at risk of psychological disturbances and cognitive impairment to tailored pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment. This may be especially true in people living with psychiatric and/or chronic diseases, that may benefit from preventive and rehabilitative personalized programs.
Therefore, the goal of this Research Topic is to gain a deeper understanding of the role of sex and gender on the psychology and cognition of people living with a psychiatric or a chronic disease.
We invite researchers to submit their Original Research articles, clinical trials, cohort, and case-control studies, with a cross-sectional or a longitudinal study design. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the topic are also accepted.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
• prevalence studies
• neuroimaging studies to reveal possible differences in structural or functional connectivity between sexes/genders
• original articles on risk factors and symptomatology in biological men and women or people identifying as male, female, or as a non-binary individual
• behavioral or cognitive sex/gender differences in people with psychiatric and/or chronic diseases
• psychological and cognitive correlates of non-binary people.
Keywords: sex; gender; non-binary; cognition; psychiatric disorders
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