Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice

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Title: Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice Editors: Bankole A.Johnson, (ed.) ISBN: 978-1-4419-0337-2 Publisher: Springer, 2011, New York, USA Number of pages: XXIX, 1633

The addiction diseases represent an entire spectrum of mental disturbances that lead to behavioral changes. In the last two decades, with the development of modern technologies, some new addictions occurred and with them some phenomenological and classification changes. At the same time, many new neuroscience developments helped us understand the etiology and treatment of addiction diseases. Many books 'fall into a trap', considering only the phenomenological point of view (biological, psychological or social), but that is not the case with this textbook. Here, the authors integrate all the scientific knowledge and treatment experiences in a scientifically based, holistic approach and give us a clear message how to treat them. The editor, Johnson, and the other authors are the world's leading experts in this field, which guarantees the excellence of text itself. The textbook consists of thirteen chapters. In the first chapter, the authors discuss history, perspectives, epidemiology, diagnosis and classification. …

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