Neural Substrates of Psychostimulant-Induced Arousal

  title={Neural Substrates of Psychostimulant-Induced Arousal},
  author={Craig W. Berridge},
Extensive research has provided substantial insight into the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the reinforcing, locomotor-activating and stereotypy-inducing actions of psychostimulants. The diverse behavioral effects of these drugs are superimposed on potent arousal-enhancing actions. Psychostimulant-induced arousal is a prominent contributing factor to the widespread use and abuse of these drugs. Moreover, enhanced arousal may be a critical component of the reinforcing and other behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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