Edition 1
By George F. Koob, Michael A. Arends, BS, Mandy L McCracken and Michel Le Moal

Publication Date: 12 May 2020

A current survey and synthesis of the most important findings in our understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms of addiction are detailed in our Neurobiology of Addiction series, each volume addressing a specific area of addiction. Psychostimulants, Volume 2 in the series, explores the molecular and cellular systems in the brain responsible for psychostimulant addiction, including both direct/indirect sympathomimetics and nonsympathomimetics. This volume introduces the readers to the history of psychostimulant use. The authors clearly differentiate the neurobiological effects into three distinct stages of the addiction cycle: binge/intoxication, withdrawal/negative affect, and preoccupation/anticipation.

Key Features

  • Highlights recent advances in psychostimulant addiction
  • Includes neurocircuitry, cellular and molecular neurobiological mechanisms of psychostimulant addiction
  • Defines the abuse and addiction potentials of both direct and indirect sympathomimetics and nonsympathomimetics
About the author
By George F. Koob, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National, Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; Michael A. Arends, BS, Senior Research Assistant, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA; Mandy L McCracken, Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA and Michel Le Moal, University of Bordeaux and Neurocentre Magendie, Inserm, Bordeaux, France
Book details
ISBN: 9780128169902
Page Count: 262
Retail Price : £97.99

9780123736253; 9780123869371; 9780123983367

Primary: Researchers and graduate students in neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, and addiction medicine