Neuropharmacology of addiction and how it informs treatment.

  title={Neuropharmacology of addiction and how it informs treatment.},
  author={Anne Lingford-Hughes and Ben Watson and Nicola Kalk and Alastair J M Reid},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
Our knowledge about the neuropharmacology of addiction is increasing and is leading to more informed development of pharmacotherapy. Although the dopaminergic mesolimbic system plays a central role in 'liking', reward and motivation, medications directly targeting it have not proved a very fruitful approach to treating addictions. A review of the literature was performed to find articles relating current and developing pharmacological treatments in the clinic and their underlying… CONTINUE READING
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