Brain imaging studies of drug abuse: Therapeutic implications

Monique Ernst, Edythe D. London

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An understanding of the neurobiological substrates of brain dysfunction associated with substance abuse is essential for the development of effective treatments for this disorder. Noninvasive brain imaging provides a powerful approach to obtain the relevant information for it permits the in vivo assessment of brain function under different conditions that characterize various stages of an addictive cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-130
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in the Neurosciences
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1997


  • Brain imaging
  • Human studies
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Single photon emission computed tomography
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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