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Addictions

From Pathophysiology to Treatment

Edited by David Belin

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Addiction, increasingly perceived as a heterogeneous brain disorder, is one of the most peculiar psychiatric pathologies in that its management involves various, often non-overlapping, resources from the biological, psychological, medical, economical, social, and legal realms. Despite extensive efforts from the players of these various fields, to date there are no reliably effective treatments of addiction. This may stem from a lack of understanding of the etiology and pathophysiology of this disorder as well as from the lack of interest into the potential differences among patients in the way they interact compulsively with their drug. This book offers an overview of the psychobiology of addiction and its current management strategies from pharmacological, social, behavioural, and psychiatric points of view.

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AddictionsFrom Pathophysiology to TreatmentEdited by David Belin

Published: October 19th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1178

ISBN: 978-953-51-0783-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7036-5

Copyright year: 2012

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44007 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

51 Dimensions Citations

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1. Drug Addictions: An Historical and Ethological Overview

By Aude Belin-Rauscent and David Belin

2568

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2. Animal Models of Drug Addiction

By Aude Belin-Rauscent and David Belin

3964

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3. Addictive Drugs and Synaptic Plasticity

By José Vicente Negrete-Díaz, Gonzalo Flores, Talvinder S. Sihra and Antonio Rodríguez-Moreno

2485

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4. Cocaine Addiction: Changes in Excitatory and Inhibitory Neurotransmission

By Edgar Antonio Reyes-Montaño and Edwin Alfredo Reyes-Guzmán

3674

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5. Role of Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine and Noradrenaline Circuitry in Addiction

By Ezio Carboni, Roberto Cadeddu and Anna Rosa Carta

3210

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6. A Molecular Mechanism of Ethanol Dependence: The Influence of the Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor Activated by N-Methyl-D-Aspartate

By Sonia Luz Albarracín Cordero, Bernd Robert Stab II, Felipe Guillen and Edgar Antonio Reyes Montano

2827

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7. Role of Multifunctional FADD (Fas-Associated Death Domain) Adaptor in Drug Addiction

By Alfredo Ramos-Miguel, María Álvaro-Bartolomé, M. Julia García-Fuster and Jesús A. García-Sevilla

1454

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8. Polydrug Use in Adolescence

By Marta Rodríguez-Arias and María Asunción Aguilar

1781

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9. Food Addiction, Obesity and Neuroimaging

By Karen M. von Deneen and Yijun Liu

2171

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10. Pathways Involved in the Cardiac Adaptive Changes Observed During Morphine Withdrawal

By M.L. Laorden, M. V. Milanés and P. Almela

1595

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11. Medication Development for the Treatment of Cocaine Addiction – Progress at Preclinical and Clinical Levels

By Zheng-Xiong Xi

2764

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12. N-Acetylcysteine as a Treatment for Addiction

By Jennifer E. Murray, Jérôme Lacoste and David Belin

6125

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13. Proposals for the Treatment of Users of Alcohol and Other Drugs: A Psychoanalytic Reading

By Cynara Teixeira Ribeiro and Andréa Hortélio Fernandes

1913

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14. The Interactional Approach in the Treatment of Cocaine Addicts

By Andrea Leonardi, Sonia Scavelli and Gianluca Ciuffardi

2264

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15. Research and Intervention for Drug-Addicted Mothers and Their Children: New Perspectives

By Paolo Stocco, Alessandra Simonelli, Nicoletta Capra and Francesca De Palo

3563

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16. HCV and Drug Use – What Can Be Learned from the Failure to Control This Epidemic?

By Philippe Chossegros

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