David Belin

University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom

2012 Co-Director of an INSERM European Associated laboratory (EAL) with Pr Everitt’s lab at the department of Experimental Psychology of Cambridge (UK) 2012 Director of the INSERM team Psychobiology of Compulsive Disorders ranked A+ by the AERES (wave B) and among the 7 “incontournable” teams of the wave by the INSERM (A+) 2011 Habilitation à diriger les recherches (HDR), University of Poitiers 2009 INSERM AVENIR team leader (ranked 1st) 2009 INSERM Research Associate CR2 position (ranked 1st), CNRS UMR 6187 & Université de Poitiers, France. 2006 Post-doctorate researcher in the Department of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University, mentor: Barry J. Everitt 2002-2005 Ph.D. student in Behavioural Neuroscience, University Bordeaux 2, advisor: Dr. V. Deroche-Gamonet. 2001-2002 Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in Neuroscience, University Bordeaux 2. Ranked 1st (Mention Bien 15.7/20) 1997-2001 Undergraduate studies in Physiology and Cellular Biology: DEUG (Mention AB), University Bordeaux 1, Licence (Mention AB, 13.9), University Bordeaux 2 and Maîtrise (Mention Bien, 14.02), University Bordeaux 2.

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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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