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The neural basis of drug craving: an incentive-sensitization theory of addiction

Brain Research. Brain Research Reviews

Sep 1, 1993

T E Robinson, K C Berridge

PMID: 8401595

Abstract

This paper presents a biopsychological theory of drug addiction, the 'Incentive-Sensitization Theory'. The theory addresses three fundamental questions. The first is: why do addicts crave drugs? That is, what is the psychological and neurobiological basis of drug craving? The second is:...read more

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Dopamine Measurement
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The neural basis of drug craving: an incentive-sensitization theory of addiction

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T E Robinson, K C Berridge

PMID: 8401595

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