The Neurobiology of Addiction

Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Robbins, Trevor; Everitt, Barry; Nutt, David

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-956215-2

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Describes the latest advances in our understanding of addiction.

It brings together world class researchers to debate the nature and extent of addiction, as well as its causes, consequences, and treatment. The focus of the book is on the brain processes underlying addiction, in terms of neural systems, neurochemical basis, and molecular changes. Several types of addiction are discussed ranging from illicit drugs - cocaine, amphetamine, and heroin to legal drugs - alcohol and nicotine.

In addition, it explores increasingly common behavioural addictions such as gambling and obesity. Included are chapters on vulnerability to addiction, genetic factors, opponent motivational processes, animal models, relapse, cognitive deficits associated with drug abuse, new pharmacological treatments, and current controversies concerning different neuropsychological theories of addiction. Throughout, it reports on cutting edge research using brain imaging, and state of the art molecular methodology.

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Robbins, Trevor; Everitt, Barry; Nutt, David
ISBN: 978-0-19-956215-2
Specialty:
Addiction Disorder
Neurology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 308
Year: 2010

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