Genes and addiction

@article{Nestler2000GenesAA,
  title={Genes and addiction},
  author={Eric J Nestler},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={277-281}
}
Drug addiction, like all psychiatric disorders, is defined solely in behavioural terms. For example, addiction can be considered a loss of control over drug-taking, or compulsive drug-seeking and -taking despite horrendous consequences. Abnormal behaviours are a consequence of aberrant brain function, which means that it is a tangible goal to identify the biological underpinnings of addiction. The genetic basis of addiction encompasses two broad areas of enquiry. One of these is the… CONTINUE READING