The Relationship Between The Reward & Stress Systems & How They Are Perturbed in Addiction

George Koob

Brain Architecture, Stress, Addiction

October 2013

George Koob, PhD (Chairman, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, Scripps Research Institute) explains of the conceptual framework of addiction, and neuroplasticity in the brain. He argues that knowledge of the interactions between the stress and reward systems may predict vulnerability and novel treatments for addiction.

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