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Addiction

Author: David J Nutt; Liam J Nestor
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Oxford psychiatry library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Substance addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by a compulsion to take a substance despite potential consequences. Addiction, second edition offers a clear and succinct overview of the brain science underpinning substance addiction. Focusing on the nature of addiction as a brain disorder, this resource discusses a range of different behavioural traits such as impulsivity and reward dependence,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbook
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Nutt; Liam J Nestor
ISBN: 9780198797746 0198797745
OCLC Number: 1053991841
Notes: Previous edition: 2013.
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the Psychiatry category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2019.
Description: xi, 123 pages : illustrations some color ; 22 cm
Contents: What is addiction? --
Burden of addiction --
Key elements of addiction --
Neurobiological processes in addiction --
Drug pharmacokinetics and abuse liability --
Pharmacodynamics of addictive substances --
The dopamine system and addiction --
The GABA system and addiction --
The glutamate system and addiction --
The opiod system and addiction --
Nicotine addiction --
Appetite hormones and addiction --
Conclusion and overview.
Series Title: Oxford psychiatry library.
Responsibility: David J. Nutt, Liam J. Nestor.

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Addiction, second edition is a succint guide to the brain science underpinning substance addiction.  Read more...

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Well-written and concise text about addiction ... This is a good introduction to complex subject matter. * BMA reviewing panel, BMA Medical Book Awards 2019 *

 
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