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Overview

Highly experienced clinical researchers from diverse fields describe in detail the use of electroencephalography, emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and neuropsychology to study the neural effects of substance abuse. They extensively review research findings these powerful methods have yielded. The authors detail the effects of drugs, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, marijuana, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and solvents on brain electrical activity, metabolism, hemodynamics, receptor and neurotransmitter levels, neurochemistry, and structure. The striking findings they report emerge from more than 1350 articles in some 320 journals, and are organized by method, abused substance, and drug use state. Comprehensive and readily accessible, Brain Imaging in Substance Abuse: Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications offers psychiatrists, radiologists, neurologists, pharmacologists, physiologists, substance abuse specialists, and legal professionals a broad yet thoroughly integrated understanding of the methods and results obtained with clinical neuroimaging studies of substance abuse today.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Sean Bryant
Literature is reviewed about current brain imaging modalities and their integration to study substance abuse. Use of these techniques in a legal context is also addressed. The purpose is to provide a nexus on substance abuse brain imaging for a diverse audience. It is the author's hope that an increased understanding of the deleterious effects of substance abuse on the brain will be fostered by integration of these techniques. The text addresses a focused but provocative subject that is useful for a selected audience. This book is directed to a broad audience, including clinical researchers, physicians, forensic experts, and lawyers. The format and information is most applicable to neuroscience researchers and subspecialists investigating substance abuse. The author is an expert in the field, with an appointment from Harvard medical school. A brief technical foundation, as well as the utility of current, relevant imaging modalities (electro-encephalography, PET, SPECT, and MRI), is explained. A section is dedicated to the relationship of neuroimaging findings to behavior in substance abuse patients. An intriguing chapter discusses the legal context of using these techniques in court. The exhaustive bibliography on substance abuse research is provided as a reference, useful for future clinical investigation. Listing of the figures and tables as a separate table of contents is helpful. The glossary is appropriate for the audience and essential to comprehending the material. This is a robust text for the investigation of neuroimaging applications in substance abuse research. Explanation of the basic technical details for mainstream neuroimaging modalities are clearly written. Use as adidactic reference for clinicians or laypersons is limited.
Booknews
In this text prepared for medical professionals as well as those in forensics and law, Kaufman (Harvard Medical School) has compiled studies on various aspects of the use of neuroimages for the study of substance abuse. The first six chapters provide the history and methods of electroencephalography, emission tomography, and magnetic resonance. Chapter seven describes neuropsychological assessment of the acute and chronic effects of eight abused substances<-->alcohol, marijuana, hallucinogens, benzodiazepines, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines and other stimulants, and solvents; and the final chapter discusses the use of neuroimages as legal evidence. The subject- arranged bibliography is extensive, occupying 130 pages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Sean Bryant, MD (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)
Description: Literature is reviewed about current brain imaging modalities and their integration to study substance abuse. Use of these techniques in a legal context is also addressed.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a nexus on substance abuse brain imaging for a diverse audience. It is the author's hope that an increased understanding of the deleterious effects of substance abuse on the brain will be fostered by integration of these techniques. The text addresses a focused but provocative subject that is useful for a selected audience.
Audience: This book is directed to a broad audience, including clinical researchers, physicians, forensic experts, and lawyers. The format and information is most applicable to neuroscience researchers and subspecialists investigating substance abuse. The author is an expert in the field, with an appointment from Harvard medical school.
Features: A brief technical foundation, as well as the utility of current, relevant imaging modalities (electro-encephalography, PET, SPECT, and MRI), is explained. A section is dedicated to the relationship of neuroimaging findings to behavior in substance abuse patients. An intriguing chapter discusses the legal context of using these techniques in court. The exhaustive bibliography on substance abuse research is provided as a reference, useful for future clinical investigation. Listing of the figures and tables as a separate table of contents is helpful. The glossary is appropriate for the audience and essential to comprehending the material.
Assessment: This is a robust text for the investigation of neuroimaging applications in substance abuse research. Explanation of the basic technical details for mainstream neuroimaging modalities are clearly written. Use as a didactic reference for clinicians or laypersons is limited.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617371806
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/31/2013
  • Series: Forensic Science and Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 425
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Electroencephalography, Topographic Mapping, and Event-Related Potentials in Substance Abuse Research, Elena M. Kouri, PhD and Scott E. Lukas, PhD. History of the Electroencephalogram, Recording the Electroencephalogram, Analysis of the EEG, Topographic Mapping, Artifact Avoidance, Utility of Electroencephalographic Techniques in Substance Abuse Research, Event-Related Potentials, Utility of Event-Related Potentials in Substance Abuse Research, Caveats in Interpreting Electrophysiologic Data in Substance Abuse Research, Future Directions, Acknowledgments, References.

Chapter 2. Positron Emission Tomography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography: Methods and Applications in Substance Abuse Research, Robert T. Malison, MD. Introduction, Principles Underlying Positron Emission Tomography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography, Basic Limitations of Positron Emission Tomography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography, Applications in Substance Abuse Research, Conclusions, References.

Chapter 3. Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance, Perry F. Renshaw, MD, PhD, Blaise deB. Frederick, PhD, and Luis C. Maas III, MD, PhD. Introduction, General Principles, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Other Magnetic Resonance Methods, Summary, Acknowledgments, References.

Chapter 4. Electroencephalographic Studies of Substance Use and Abuse, Lance O. Bauer, PhD. Introduction, Electroencephalographic Studies of Acute Effects of Psychoactive Drugs, Electroencephalographic Studies of Chronic Substance Abusers, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References.

Chapter 5. Emission Tomographic Studies in Substance Abuse, Jonathan M. Levin, MD, MPH. Introduction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Marijuana, Hallucinogens, Benzodiazepines, Heroin and Opiates, Cocaine, Amphetamine and Methamphetamine, Methylphenidate, Solvents ('Thinners') and Toluene, Conclusions, Acknowledgment, References.

Chapter 6. Magnetic Resonance Findings in Substance Abuse, Marc J. Kaufman, PhD and Jonathan M. Levin, MD, MPH. Introduction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Marijuana and Hallucinogens, Benzodiazepines, Heroin and Opiates, Cocaine, Amphetamine and Other Stimulants, Solvent Abuse and Occupational Exposure, Polydrug Abuse, Concluding Remarks, Acknowledgments, References.

Chapter 7. Neuropsychological Correlates of Drug Abuse, Staci A. Gruber, EdM and Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd, PhD. Introduction, Alcohol, Marijuana, Hallucinogens, Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Cocaine, Amphetamine and Other Stimulants, Solvents, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References.

Chapter 8. Neuroimages as Legal Evidence, Jennifer J. Kulynych, JD, PhD and Douglas W. Jones, PhD. Introduction, Science and the Law, Neuroimages as Psychiatric Evidence, Substance Abuse, Neuroimaging, and Crime, Conclusion, References.

Glossary. Bibliography of Research Studies in Substance Abuse, Marc J. Kaufman, PhD. Introduction to the Bibliography, Bibliography Table of Contents, EEG and Evoked Potentials, Emission Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Neuropsychology. Index.

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