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Addiction Neuroethics: The Promises and Perils of Neuroscience Research on Addiction

Publication Year:
2012
Edition:
1st
Author:
Carter, Adrian; Hall, Wayne
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
978-1-10-700324-8
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Essential reading for academics, clinicians, researchers, and policy-makers in the fields of addiction, mental health and public policy.

Addiction is a significant health and social problem and one of the largest preventable causes of disease globally. Neuroscience promises to revolutionise our ability to treat addiction, lead to recognition of addiction as a 'real' disorder in need of medical treatment and thereby reduce stigma and discrimination. However, neuroscience raises numerous social and ethical challenges:

If addicted individuals are suffering from a brain disease that drives them to drug use, should we mandate treatment?
Does addiction impair an individual's ability to consent to research or treatment?
How will neuroscience affect social policies towards drug use?

This book addresses these challenges by examining ethical implications of emerging neurobiological treatments, including: novel psychopharmacology, neurosurgery, drug vaccines to prevent relapse, and genetic screening to identify individuals who are vulnerable to addiction.

Features include:
  • Presents the ethical, social and policy challenges influencing the use of new treatments for addiction
  • Critically examines the current views on whether addicted individuals have control over their drug use
  • Pragmatic treatment guidance allows readers to easily put the theory into practice
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Platform:
OvidSP
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Product Type:
Book
Author:
Carter, Adrian; Hall, Wayne
ISBN:
978-1-10-700324-8
Specialty:
  • Psychiatry
Language:
English
Edition:
1st
Pages:
364
Publication Year:
2012

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