Behavioral Neurobiology of Alcohol Addiction

  • Wolfgang H. Sommer
  • Rainer Spanagel

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David M. Lovinger, Marisa Roberto
    Pages 31-86
  3. Dorit Ron, Robert O. Messing
    Pages 87-126
  4. Gerald A. Deehan Jr., Mark S. Brodie, Zachary A. Rodd
    Pages 163-184
  5. John C. Crabbe, Kenneth S. Kendler, Robert J. Hitzemann
    Pages 187-221
  6. Ulrich S. Zimmermann, Sean O’Connor, Vijay A. Ramchandani
    Pages 315-353
  7. Rémi Martin-Fardon, Friedbert Weiss
    Pages 403-432
  8. Henrike Scholz, Julie A. Mustard
    Pages 433-457
  9. K. Charlet, A. Beck, A. Heinz
    Pages 461-488
  10. Reuben A. Hendler, Vijay A. Ramchandani, Jodi Gilman, Daniel W. Hommer
    Pages 489-509
  11. Selena Bartlett, Markus Heilig
    Pages 543-582
  12. Rainer Spanagel, Valentina Vengeliene
    Pages 583-609
  13. David N. Stephens, Hans S. Crombag, Theodora Duka
    Pages 611-645
  14. Falk Kiefer, Christina Dinter
    Pages 671-684
  15. Nicola C. Newton, Maeve O’Leary-Barrett, Patricia J. Conrod
    Pages 685-708
  16. Thomas F. Münte, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Veerle Visser-Vandewalle
    Pages 709-727

About this book


The question of how alcohol alters mood states and why this may end up becoming an addiction has puzzled alcohol researchers for decades. In this volume, a group of highly distinguished experts and leaders in alcohol addiction research presents our current state of knowledge and remaining research challenges, as well as interesting viewpoints on future research directions aimed to stimulate communication and convergence between clinical and preclinical researchers, and to renew interest in the vibrant field of alcohol addiction research among a broad scientifically minded audience.

Five Current Topics are discussed in this volume: Neurobiological mechanisms of alcoholism, Genetics, Clinical phenotypes and their preclinical models, Brain imaging, and Translational approaches for treatment development, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological. These areas have in our opinion substantially brought alcohol research forward and influenced our thinking about how to reach our common paramount goal, namely to offer effective treatment solutions for an extensive group of patients with largely unmet medical needs.


Alcoholism Genetics Neuroimaging Pharmacotherapy Translational Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang H. Sommer
    • 1
  • Rainer Spanagel
    • 2
  1. 1.Abt. PsychopharmakologieZentralinstitut für Seelische GesundheitMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Abt. PsychopharmakologieZentralinstitut für Seelische GesundheitMannheimGermany

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