Addiction

Addiction

by David Nutt, Liam Nestor
     
 

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Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this pocketbook is a clear and comprehensive overview of the brain science underpinning addiction and how this helps explain the current and future therapeutics for the range of addictions, using full colour images to enhance understanding. Substance Abuse focuses on the nature of addiction as a brain disorder that

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Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this pocketbook is a clear and comprehensive overview of the brain science underpinning addiction and how this helps explain the current and future therapeutics for the range of addictions, using full colour images to enhance understanding. Substance Abuse focuses on the nature of addiction as a brain disorder that includes a range of different behavioural traits such as impulsivity and reward dependence, and discusses the critical role of kinetic and pharmacological factors. The text explains how the primary pharmacological targets of drugs of abuse are now understood, the relation to the variable nature of addiction to different substances, and how this may lead to new approaches to treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199685707
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

David Nutt, Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, Neuropsychopharmacology Unit Department of Medicine Imperial College London London, UK,Liam Nestor, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, London

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