But wait, say proponents of women's issues: our gender has been underrepresented in medical research. In a handful of areas, yes. And that is all the more reason why quality studies of mental illness in women are likely to get published: they fill a void in the literature. But the widely touted claim that women have been systematically excluded as subjects of research is a myth. Within psychiatry, the study of borderline personality disorder and depression has focused predominantly on women—reasonably so, as larger numbers of women than men are afflicted. On the other hand, men alcoholics are better studied: they outnumber their female counterparts and more often enter court-ordered treatment programs, where they then become research subjects.