Disrupted ventromedial prefrontal function, alcohol craving, and subsequent relapse risk.

@article{Seo2013DisruptedVP,
  title={Disrupted ventromedial prefrontal function, alcohol craving, and subsequent relapse risk.},
  author={D Seo and Cheryl Lacadie and Keri L Tuit and Kwang-ik Adam Hong and Robert Todd Constable and Rajita Sinha},
  journal={JAMA psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={70 7},
  pages={727-39}
}
IMPORTANCE Alcohol dependence is a chronic relapsing illness; stress, alcohol-related cues, and neutral-relaxing states significantly influence craving and relapse risk. However, neural mechanisms underlying the association between these states and alcohol craving and relapse risk remain unclear. OBJECTIVES To identify neural correlates associated with alcohol craving and relapse outcomes in 45 treatment-engaged, 4- to 8-week abstinent alcohol-dependent (AD) patients, and to compare brain… CONTINUE READING

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