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Behavioral Neurobiology of Alcohol Addiction

ISBN/ASIN: 9783642287190,9783642287206 | 2013 | English | pdf | 727/722 pages | 7.10 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: George F. Koob (auth.), Wolfgang H. Sommer, Rainer Spanagel (eds.) | Edition: 1

The question how alcohol alters mood states and why this may end up becoming an addiction is puzzling alcohol researchers since decades. In this volume, an assembly of highly distinguished experts and leaders in alcohol addiction research provides lucid presentations of the current knowledge and research challenges as well as interesting viewpoints on future research directions aimed to stimulate communication and convergence between clinical and preclinical researchers, and to renew interest in the vibrant field of alcohol addiction research among a wide scientifically minded audience.

Five Current Topics are discussed in this volume: Neurobiological mechanisms of alcoholism, Genetics, Clinical phenotypes and their preclinical models, Brain imaging, and Translational approaches for treatment development, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological. These areas have in our opinion brought alcohol research substantially forward and influenced our thinking about how to reach our common paramount goal, namely to offer effective treatment solutions for an extensive group of patients with largely unmet medical needs.

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