Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use Disorders: Evidence-Based Perspectives

Hardcover | November 20, 2013

byDaniel N. Allen, Steven Paul Woods

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In Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use Disorders, internationally recognized experts provide clinicians with the most up to date information on the neuropsychology of substance use disorders based on the empirical literature. Substance use disorders continue to be a major healthconcern in the United States and worldwide, although their causes and effective treatments remain elusive. Research in this area has expanded dramatically over the past two decades and provided insights into psychobiological, behavioral, and genetic factors that contribute to the onset andmaintenance of substance use disorders and associated neuropsychological abnormalities. This research has provided a strong empirical foundation that has direct implications for clinical neuropsychological practice and created a need to provide the practitioner with a cogent and up-to-date summaryof current developments, which is the goal of this volume. Chapters in this volume are organized into three sections that are designed to provide a translational overview of basic research and treatment findings regarding addictions, neuropsychological and neurological sequalae of the most common substances of abuse, and consideration of special issues thatmight confound interpretation of neuropsychological test results. Section I provides an overview of addictions, including diagnoses based on the DSM-IV, as well as the most current conceptualizations of addiction from psychobiological, genetic, and behavioral and no economics perspectives, providingthe reader with a broad evidence-based conceptual framework. Section II reviews the most common substances of abuse including coverage of structural and functional neuroimaging findings, epidemiological evidence, and neuropsychological sequelae. Substances included in this section represent the mostcommonly encountered drugs of abuse. Section III includes coverage of the number of special topics, including specific issues related to psychiatric, medical, and neurological comorbidities. Topics included in this section represent areas of common concerns faced by clinical neuropsychologists inthe interpretation and application of neuropsychological test results.

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In Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use Disorders, internationally recognized experts provide clinicians with the most up to date information on the neuropsychology of substance use disorders based on the empirical literature. Substance use disorders continue to be a major healthconcern in the United States and worldwide, althou...

Daniel N. Allen, PhD, is the Lincy Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and President-Elect of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has more than 150 professional publications in the areas of neuropsychology, mental illness and substance use disorders. He is a fellow of APA division 40, the National Aca...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Daniel Allen and Steven Paul Woods: Introduction2. Veronica Bisagno and Jean Lud Cadet: Neural substrates of drug abuse3. David P. Jarmolowicz, Derek D. Reed, and Warren Bickel: Behavioral and Neuro-economic Approaches to Addiction4. Amanda Barkley-Levenson and John Crabbe: Genetic influences on addiction5. Marsha Bates, Jennifer F. Buckman, and Justine C. Bates Krakoff: Treatment of Addictions and Effects of Neuropsychological Impairment on Mechanisms of Behavior Change6. Rosemary Fama and Edith V. Sullivan: Alcohol Use Disorders: Brain and Behavioral Sequelae7. Jordan Cattie and Igor Grant: Cannabis8. Antonio Verdejo Garc!a: Neuropsychological sequelae of cocaine dependence9. Jennifer Iudicello, Khalima Bolden, Stefanie R. Griglak, and Steven Paul Woods: Neuropsychology of Methamphetamine Use Disorders10. John E. Fisk and Catherine Montgomery: Club drugs11. Olga Rass, Rebecca L. Schacht, Cherie L. Marvel, Miriam Z. Mintzer: Opioids12. Michael Takagi, Dan I. Lubman, Susan M. Cotton, and Murat Ycel: Adolescent Inhalant Misuse: Neuropsychological and Neurobiological Effects13. Daniel N. Allen, Bern G. Lee, and Nicholas S. Thaler: Neuropsychology of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity14. Jennifer M. Loftis, Marilyn Huckans, Erica Weber, and Steven Paul Woods: Neuropsychology of Infectious Disease and Substance Use Disorders15. Tresa Roebuck Spencer, Elisabeth Wilde, and Angelle Sander: Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury16. J. Cobb Scott, Kaitlin Blackstone, and Thomas D. Marcotte: The Contribution of Neuropsychology to Functional Outcomes in Substance Use Disorders17. Kai-Hong Jeremy Mao, Lauren N. Buchheim, Jason P. Caplan: Prescription Drug abuse18. Susan Tapert, Lotte Berke, Norma Castro, and Sunita Bava: CNS Risk Factors for and Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use on Brain Structure and FunctionIndex