‘Gender-related considerations in the relationships between stress, trauma and addictions’

Dr. Potenza is the Stephen M. Southwick Professor of Psychiatry, Professor in the Child Study Center and Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine, and he directs the Division on Addictions Research, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women’s Health Research at Yale and Yale Research Program on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders. Dr. Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-specialty training in addiction psychiatry. He has contributed to our understanding of clinical and neurobiological underpinnings of addictive disorders and the development of prevention and treatment strategies. Dr. Potenza’s research has applied neuroimaging, genetic, epidemiological and clinical trials methodologies. Dr. Potenza has mentored over 200 scholars and published over 800 manuscripts and chapters. He is a member of over 15 journal editorial boards (including editor-in-chief of Current Addiction Reports) and sits on the Boards of multiple national/international organisations. He is president-elect for the International Society of Addiction Medicine and has consulted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Registry of Effective Programs, the National Institutes of Health, the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization, including on matters relating to problematic use of the internet such as social media.

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