Images of desire: cognitive models of craving.

  title={Images of desire: cognitive models of craving.},
  author={Jon May and Jackie Andrade and Nathalie Panabokke and David John Kavanagh},
  volume={12 4},
Cognitive modelling of phenomena in clinical practice allows the operationalization of otherwise diffuse descriptive terms such as craving or flashbacks. This supports the empirical investigation of the clinical phenomena and the development of targeted treatment interventions. This paper focuses on the cognitive processes underpinning craving, which is recognised as a motivating experience in substance dependence. We use a high-level cognitive architecture, Interacting Cognitive Subsystems… CONTINUE READING

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