Neuroscience: Implications for Treatment Ismene Petrakis

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Neuroscience: Implications for Treatment  by  Ismene Petrakis

Neuroscience: Implications for Treatment by Ismene Petrakis
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Medications can be used to treat alcoholism by decreasing craving for alcohol or byblocking the development of processes that lead to addiction. Medications also canenable alcoholic patients to participate more effectively in treatment by decreasingMoreMedications can be used to treat alcoholism by decreasing craving for alcohol or byblocking the development of processes that lead to addiction.

Medications also canenable alcoholic patients to participate more effectively in treatment by decreasingpsychiatric symptoms associated with alcoholism or by improving alcohol-relatedintellectual impairment. Many promising medications for treating alcoholism appear toplay a role in normalizing communication among nerve cells. Such medications includenaltrexone and acamprosate, which help prevent relapse in patients undergoingpsychotherapy for alcoholism. Medications that affect the neurotransmitter serotonin,however, may alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression in alcoholics withoutaffecting the alcoholism itself.



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