Neurobiology of Addiction
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Great reference As a pharmacologist who frequently has to explain aspects of the biological basis of addiction to collaborators with little scientific background, I find myself frequently picking this valuable textbook off the shelf to use as a basis for my discussion.. "Neuroboilogy of Addiction" according to Phillip H. Maguire. this is an excellent review of the current understanding of the brain systems and chemistry involved with addiction. A knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurochemistry as well as genetics is presumed.. "Five Stars" according to asaf. Perfect!!
I expect it to become an instant classic and for future editions to gauge our progress in this exciting and compelling field."--Trevor Robbins, Department of Experimental Psychology at the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge in NATURE NEUROSCIENCE (August 2006; Vol 9:8)"Neurobiology of Addiction is a major achievement and will rapidly become a must-have book on the shelves of addiction researchers Although it includes much with which readers will disagree and argue, there is also much to relish in Koob and Le Moal's thought-provoking and scholarly text."--Barry Everitt, U Cambridge in SCIENCE (Vol 314: 6 October 2006)"This text provides us with the state of the art from leading experts at a leading addiction research center. However, what sets it apart from other books are the synthetic chapters, which constitute a remarkably cogent introduction to addiction, a detailed general discussion of animal models of addiction, thoughtful descript
Dr. Recent use of specific corticotropin-releasing factor antagonists suggests that endogenous brain corticotropin-releasing factor may be involved in specific behavioral responses to stress, the psychopathology of anxiety and affective disorders, and drug addiction. Koob's work with the neurobiology of stress includes the characterization of behavioral functions in the central nervous system for catecholamines, opioid peptides, and corticotropin-releasing factor. He has mad
Neurobiology of Addiction is conceived as a current survey and synthesis of the most important findings in our understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms of addiction over the past 50 years. The book includes a scholarly introduction, thorough descriptions of animal models of addiction, and separate chapters on the neurobiological mechanisms of addiction for psychostimulants, opioids, alcohol, nicotine and cannabinoids. The final chapters explore theories of addiction at the neurobiological and neuroadaptational level both from a historical and integrative perspective. The book incorporates diverse finding with an emphasis on integration and synthesis rather than discrepancies or differences in the literature. · Presents a unique perspective on addiction that emphasizes molecular, cellular and neurocircuitry changes in the transition to addiction · Synthesizes diverse findings on the neur