Addiction by David NuttAddiction by David Nutt


byDavid Nutt, Liam Nestor

Paperback | September 15, 2013

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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.Addiction 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 drugsof 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.

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David Nutt is Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology in the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit Department of Medicine at Imperial College London, UK. Liam Nestor is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London, UK.
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Title:AddictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:September 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199685703

ISBN - 13:9780199685707

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Table of Contents

1. What is addiction?2. Burden of addiction3. Key elements of addiction4. Neurobiological processes in addiction5. Drug pharmacokinetics and abuse liability6. Pharmocodynamics of addictive substances7. The dopamine system and addiction8. The GABA System and Addiction9. The Glutamate System and Addiction10. The Opioid System and Addiction11. Conclulsion and overview