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Author Koob, George F.

Title Neurobiology of addiction / George F. Koob, Michel Le Moal.

Published Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier Academic, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  616.86 KOOB    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 490 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. What is addition -- 2. Animal models of drug addiction -- 3 Psychostimulants -- 4. Opioids -- 5. Alcohol -- 6. Nicotine -- 7. Cannabinoids -- 8. Imaging -- 9 Neurobiological theories of addiction -- 10. Drug addiction: transition from neuroadaptation to pathophysiology -- Appendix 1. Psychostimulants -- Appendix 2. Opioids -- Appendix 3. Alcohol -- Appendix 4. Nicotine -- Appendix 5. Cannabinoids -- Index.
Summary "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. Key information is provided about the history, sources, and pharmacokinetics and psychopathology of addiction of each drug class, as well as the behavioral and neurobiological mechanism of action for each drug class at the molecular, cellular and neurocircuitry level of analysis. A chapter on neuroimaging and drug addiction provides a synthesis of exciting new data from neuroimaging in human addicts a unique perspective unavailable from animal studies. 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."--Book jacket.
Audience Graduate students and professionals in neuroscience, neurology, psychology.
Other author Le Moal, Michel.
Subject Drug addiction.
Standard Number 9780124192393
ISBN 0124192394 (hbk.)
9780124192393 (hbk.)