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Drug Addiction and the Reward Pathway of the Brain – Consciousness (PSY)

by Tarry Ahuja, MD
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    The lecture Drug Addiction and the Reward Pathway of the Brain – Consciousness (PSY) by Tarry Ahuja, MD is from the course Making Sense of the Environment.


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    1. It causes tolerance.
    2. It can be genetically determined.
    3. It has motivational and emotional components.
    4. It is a component of drug addiction.
    5. It is increased through reinforcement.
    1. People are motivated to use drug for emotional reasons.
    2. Increasing doses are needed to achieve same effect.
    3. Sedative drugs can cause physical dependence.
    4. People are motivated to use drug in order to stop withdrawal symptoms.
    5. In order to avoid rebound symptoms, drug must be slowly tapered.
    1. Dopamine
    2. Serotonin
    3. GABA
    4. Norepinephrine
    5. Glutamate
    1. Nucleus accumbens, ventral tegmental area, prefrontal cortex
    2. Substantia niagra, basal ganglia, dorsal striatum
    3. Infundibular nucleus, pituitary gland
    4. Limbic cortex, amygdala, hippocampus
    5. Ventral tegmental area, nucleus accumbens

    Author of lecture Drug Addiction and the Reward Pathway of the Brain – Consciousness (PSY)

     Tarry Ahuja, MD

    Tarry Ahuja, MD


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