Although cognitive behavioural therapy is a fairly successful treatment for cocaine addiction, only 30% of patients manage to abstain from cocaine use after treatment. A better understanding of the neural mechanisms involved in cocaine abuse and dependence could allow us to identify new treatment targets. Anne Marije Kaag investigates the role the amygdala and frontostriatal cortex play in these mechanisms.
A.M. Kaag: Are Cocaine Users Too Sensitive? Functional and Structural Brain Imaging Studies in Regular Cocaine Users.
Prof. W. van den Brink
Dr J.R. Homberg
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