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Volitional reduction of anterior cingulate cortex activity produces decreased cue craving in smoking cessation: a preliminary real‐time fMRI study
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Preliminary results suggest that some smokers may be able to use neurofeedback via rtfMRI to voluntarily regulate ACC activation and temporarily reduce smoking cue‐induced craving. Expand
A double blind, placebo-controlled study of the effects of post-retrieval propranolol on reconsolidation of memory for craving and cue reactivity in cocaine dependent humans
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This double-blind, placebo-controlled laboratory study provides the first evidence that propranolol administration following CCE may modulate memories for learning processes that subserve cocaine craving/cue reactivity in CD humans. Expand
A double-blind randomized controlled trial of N-acetylcysteine in cannabis-dependent adolescents.
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This is the first randomized controlled trial of pharmacotherapy for cannabis dependence in any age group to yield a positive primary cessation outcome in an intent-to-treat analysis, and findings support NAC as a pharmacotherapy to complement psychosocial treatment for Cannabis dependence in adolescents. Expand
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Reduces Nicotine Cue Craving
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One session of high-frequency rTMS (10 Hz) of the left DLPFC significantly reduced subjective craving induced by smoking cues in nicotine-dependent participants. Expand
Neural correlates of craving and resisting craving for tobacco in nicotine dependent smokers
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No clear distinctions between group crave and resist analyses as a whole were seen, supporting the idea that craving is associated with some degree of resisting the urge to smoke, and trying to resist is almost always accompanied by somedegree of craving. Expand
Intermittent “Real‐time” fMRI Feedback Is Superior to Continuous Presentation for a Motor Imagery Task: A Pilot Study
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The primary objective of this preliminary study was to compare the methods of continuous and intermittent presentation of neural feedback on targeted brain activity. Expand
Lower subcortical gray matter volume in both younger smokers and established smokers relative to non‐smokers
TLDR
Data reveal that regional tissue volume differences are not limited exclusively to established smokers, and indicate that cigarette smoking may either be deleterious to the thalamus and amygdala at an earlier age than previously reported, or that pre‐existing differences in these areas may predispose individuals to the development of nicotine dependence. Expand
Sustained reduction of nicotine craving with real-time neurofeedback: exploring the role of severity of dependence.
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Previous rtfMRI studies on the regulation of nicotine craving are built upon in demonstrating that feedback from the ACC can reduce activation to smoking cues across three separate visits, highlighting the need to consider dependence severity in developing more individualized neurofeedback methods. Expand
Reactivity to laboratory stress provocation predicts relapse to cocaine.
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The findings provide further evidence of the ability of laboratory paradigms to predict relapse and interventions aimed at normalizing stress response, as measured using laboratory Paradigms, may prove useful in relapse prevention. Expand
Bupropion SR and contingency management for adolescent smoking cessation.
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Combined bupropion SR and CM appears efficacious, at least in the short-term, for adolescent smoking cessation and may be superior to either intervention alone. Expand
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