Role of prefrontal cortex in the extinction of drug memories

@article{Zhang2018RoleOP,
  title={Role of prefrontal cortex in the extinction of drug memories},
  author={Wen-hua Zhang and Ke-Xin Cao and Zeng-bo Ding and Jian-li Yang and Bing-xing Pan and Yan-xue Xue},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2018},
  volume={236},
  pages={463-477}
}
It has been recognized that drug addiction engages aberrant process of learning and memory, and substantial studies have focused on developing effective treatment to erase the enduring drug memories to reduce the propensity to relapse. Extinction, a behavioral intervention exposing the individuals to the drug-associated cues repeatedly, can weaken the craving and relapse induced by drug-associated cues, but its clinic efficacy is limited. A clear understanding of the neuronal circuitry and… CONTINUE READING
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