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The Neurobiology of Addiction
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The Neurobiology of Addiction

Publication Year: 2010
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Robbins, Trevor; Everitt, Barry; Nutt, David
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-199-56215-2
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 91
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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.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Robbins, Trevor; Everitt, Barry; Nutt, David
  • ISBN: 978-0-199-56215-2
  • Specialty:
    Neurology
    Substance Abuse
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 308
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2010
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 91

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