Event Series: Addiction in Men and Women – What's different?!

 

Addiction and Gender

Aside from some similarities, addictions in men and women also present many differences, specifically with regards to the causes, manifestations, and the course of the addiction as well as preferred addictive substances, consumption pattern, and accompanying mental diseases.

This event series will highlight not only the medical and social aspects of addictions but also possibilities and work methods in gender-sensitive addiciton work to permanently improve and ensure the quality of comprehensive healthcare of the affected individual.

Focus is placed on online (gaming) addictions, substance-related addiction, and eating disorders. Results from medical addiction research and practical experiences from institutions doing addiction work will be presented and discussed. Representatives from the medical field, Suchthilfe Aachen, and RWTH Aachen In-House Social Advising will speak on each topic.

When? 6 to 8pm
Where? Seminar Room at University Hospital Aachen
Who? The event is targeted towards students, medical and scientific personnel, advising offices, thsoe working in addiction help/prevention, and interested individuals.
Admission free of charge
 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6 to 8pm

From Enjoyment to Dependency

Gender-specific aspects of in-patient withdrawal treatment

Participants

Pit Schlimpen, Suchthilfe Aachen
Jörg Seigies, In-House Social Advising – Advising on Matters of Social Concern, Supervision and Organisational Development at RWTH Aachen

Moderator

AG Gender Medizin at the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Medicine

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6 to 8pm

Professor Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Aachen

Beauty Culture or Female Biology? Eating Disorders in Girls and Young Women

This lecture focuses on the biological disposition of the female organism for developing eating disorders, particularly during puberty, and the effects of the pursuit of thinness on girls' and young women's feeling of self-worth. Furthermore the effects of starvation on the body and mind – including in terms of evolution – will be presented together with therapy and treatment possibilities.

Participants

Ruth Schwalbach, Suchthilfe Aachen
Jörg Seigies, In-House Social Advising – Advising on Matters of Social Concern, Supervision and Organisational Development at RWTH Aachen

Moderator

AG Gender Medizin at the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Medicine