May 01, 2008
Neurobiology of Addiction

CME Activity

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Sample questions:
Which of the following animal models is associated with the preoccupation/anticipation stage of addiction to explain the behavioral aspects of drug dependence in patients?
Drug dependence has been modeled as both impulse control disorder and as compulsive disorder, two models that feature different drug-related behaviors. Which of the following behaviors is associated with impulse control disorder as opposed to compulsive disorder?
Several neurobiological substrates have been identified to explain the acute reinforcing effects of abused drugs. These models include both specific neurotransmitters and anatomical foci. Which drug of abuse is associated with the neurotransmitters dopamine, -aminobutyric acid (GABA), and opioid peptides and the anatomic loci of the nucleus accumbens, ventral tegmental area, and amygdala?