Neurobiology of AddictionBy
- George Koob
- Michel Le Moal
Graduate students and professionals in neuroscience, neurology, psychology.
Hardbound, 504 Pages
Published: November 2005
Imprint: Academic Press
"Competent, comprehensive, and extensively referenced, the book is clearly appropriate for researchers in the field. However, what sets it apart from other books... are the synthetic chapters, which constitute a remarkably cogent introduction to addiction, a detailed general discussion of animal models of addiction, thoughtful descriptions of competing neurobiologic theories of addiction, and a translational chapter in which recent findings on neuroimaging are considered and linked to the more fundamental concepts previously used to examine the neurocircuitry of addiction." --Peter R. Martin, Vanderbilt University Medical School, NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (October 19, 2006) "In an impressive and weighty new work, Koob and LeMoal assimilate several thousand references to provide a state-of-the-science proclamation of this progress, while setting our sights for its crucial next phases. ...The
Neurobiology of Addictionis a thought provoking tour de force. I expect it to become an instant classic and for future editions to gauge our progress in this exciting and compelling field." --Trevor Robbins, Department of Experimental Psychology at the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge in NATURE NEUROSCIENCE (August 2006; Vol 9:8) " Neurobiology of Addictionis a major achievement and will rapidly become a must-have book on the shelves of addiction researchers... Although it includes much with which readers will disagree and argue, there is also much to relish in Koob and Le Moalâs thought-provoking and scholarly text." --Barry Everitt, U Cambridge in SCIENCE (Vol 314: 6 October 2006) "With the evidence accumulated in this volume, it is reasonable to discuss addiction as a brain disorder, with significant implications for the directions of research, treatment, and prevention. This text provides us with the state of the art from leading experts at a leading addiction research center. ...It is clearly the very best textbook we could have hoped for..." --Mark S. Gold and Daniel Logan in PsycCRITIQUES: AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION REVIEW OF BOOKS (November 8, 2006)
- 1. What is Addiction. 2. Animal Models of Drug Addiction. 3. Psychostimulants. 4. Opioids. 5. Alcohol. 6. Nicotine. 7. Cannabinoids. 8. Imaging. 9. Neurobiological Theories of Addiction. 10. Drug Addiction: Transition from Neuroadaptation to Pathophysiology.