Localization of neurochemical effects of cocaine and other stimulants in the human brain.

@article{Baxter1988LocalizationON,
  title={Localization of neurochemical effects of cocaine and other stimulants in the human brain.},
  author={Lewis Baxter and Jamie McElrath Schwartz and Michael E. Phelps and John C. Mazziotta and Jes{\'u}s de Anta Barrio and Richard A Rawson and J{\"o}rgen A. Engel and Barry H. Guze and Cari E. Selin and Riyoko Sumida},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1988},
  volume={49 Suppl},
  pages={
          23-6
        }
}
The cocaine epidemic is a complex problem that has defied conventional medical, psychological, and legal interventions. A better understanding of the brain mechanisms that lead to cocaine's unsurpassed euphoric and reinforcing effects, as well as to associated physical brain damage, will be needed to develop new treatment strategies. Although much work has been done on cocaine's effects in the brains of animals, most techniques used have not been safe for human subjects. Positron emission… CONTINUE READING

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