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Drug Abuse in Adolescence

Neurobiological, Cognitive, and Psychological Issues

  • Connects substance abuse with the most prevalent psychiatric comorbidities during adolescence

  • Contrasts reward neurocircuitry and drug effects in adolescents with those in adults

  • Reviews neurobiological, cognitive, and psychological aspects of drug abuse and addiction in adolescents

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Adolescence: Psychobiological Transformations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Neurohormonal System in Adolescence

      • Maria Sylvia de Souza Vitalle
      Pages 3-11
    3. Cognitive Development, Learning and Drug Use

      • Adriana Sampaio, Ana Raquel Mesquita, Óscar Filipe Gonçalves
      Pages 13-21
    4. Neural Development in Adolescence

      • André Luiz Monezi Andrade, Denise De Micheli, Eroy Aparecida da Silva, Maria Lucia Oliveira de Souza-Formigoni, Francine de Oliveira Goeldner
      Pages 23-33
  3. Adolescence, Drugs, and the Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Neural Basis of Drug Addiction

      • Cassandra D. Gipson, Peter W. Kalivas
      Pages 37-56
    3. Neurobiology of the Action of Drugs of Abuse

      • Roseli Boerngen-Lacerda
      Pages 57-68
    4. Neuroimaging of the Human Brain in Adolescent Substance Users

      • Michael Takagi, George Youssef, Valentina Lorenzetti
      Pages 69-99
    5. FMRI Studies of the Adolescent Reward System: The Triadic Model Perspective

      • Rista C. Plate, Jessica M. Richards, Monique Ernst
      Pages 113-136
    6. Sleep and Drug Abuse during Adolescence

      • Gabriel Natan Pires, Monica Levy Andersen, Sergio Tufik
      Pages 137-155
    7. Neurological and Cognitive Changes Resulting from Chronic Drug Use

      • Rafaela Larsen Ribeiro, Shirley Yamaguchi, Silvana Pochetto Cracasso, Fernanda Peralta, Elton Rezende
      Pages 157-172
    8. Relationships Between Mood Disorders and Substance Abuse During Adolescence

      • Luís Pereira Justo, Helena Maria Calil
      Pages 173-187
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 197-200

About this book

 Focusing on two central themes--the psychobiological evolution from youth to adult and the effects of drugs on the developing central nervous system--this important reference elucidates the mechanisms of chemical dependency in adolescents. Its multidisciplinary coverage analyzes addiction across major domains of human functioning against the backdrop of hormonal, cognitive, and other changes that accompany the transition to adulthood. Chapters discuss legal as well as illicit drugs, examine age-related social contexts, and present the latest findings on links between drug use and mental disorders.

Throughout, the contributors make clear that education is more valuable to understanding--and preventing--substance abuse than are prohibition and zero-tolerance thinking.

 

Included among the topics:

 

  • Cognitive development, learning, and drug use.
  • Neurobiology of the action of drugs of abuse.
  • Findings in adolescents with substance dependence based on neuroimaging tests.
  • Alcohol abuse in adolescents: relevance of animal models.
  • Effects of chronic drug abuse on the chronobiology of sleep in adolescents.
  • Neurological and cognitive disorders arising from the chronic use of drugs of abuse.

 

The multiple lenses for understanding its subject and the sensitivity with which causal nuances are treated make Neuroscience of Drug Abuse in Adolescence an invaluable resource for clinical and child psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and addiction counselors.

Keywords

  • adolescent drug use and behavior
  • adolescent drug use and cognitive development
  • adolescent drug use and mental health
  • drug abuse and adolescent brain
  • drug misuse in adolescents
  • neurobiology of adolescent drug misuse

Reviews

“The purpose is to elucidate the interaction of chemical dependence in adolescence in relationship to normal developmental, hormonal, and neurocognitive changes. … it can be useful to clinicians in helping increase their understanding of these problems in adolescence and enabling them to more effectively treat this population. … This is a detailed, highly technical book presenting up-to-date research in this area.” (Michael Easton, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2015)

“This text reviews research on adolescents and drug abuse from the perspective of developmental neuroscience. … The text provides a useful summary for researchers interested in neurodevelopment and substance abuse by adolescents. … The text would be of interest to neuroscience professionals, but especially those who employ the latest imaging techniques in their own research. … For prevention and treatment professionals, the text will open eyes and stimulate thinking about traditional prevention and treatment policies and methods.” (James M. Topolski, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 60 (52), December, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

    Denise De Micheli, Eroy Aparecida da Silva, Maria Lucia Oliveira de Souza Formigoni

  • Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil

    André Luiz Monezi Andrade

About the editors

Denise De Micheli obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology at Universidade Paulista and masters and doctoral degrees at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo. A professor in the Department of Psychobiology at Universidade Federal de São Paulo, she also serves as chief of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Studies in Neuroscience Adolescent Health and Education and is a member of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse.

André Luiz Monezi Andrade obtained a bachelors degree in psychology at Universidade Positivo and a masters degree at Universidade Federal de São Paulo, and currently is finishing his doctoral studies at Universidade Federal de São Paulo focusing on neurobiology of addiction in adolescence. He is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Universidade Anhembi Morumbi with special focus on psychopathology and psychopharmacology in adolescents.

Eroy Apericida da Silva obtained a bachelors degree in psychology by Universidade Paulistana and masters and doctoral degrees at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo. He is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, where he also serves as Chief of Cognitive Therapies on Substance Abuse at Unidade de Dependência de Drogas (UDED).

Maria Lucia Oliveira de Souza Formigoni obtained a bachelors degree in medical biological sciences from Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) in 1979, where she also completed her masters and doctoral studies in psychopharmacology and psychobiology, respectively. She is an associate professor and the prorector of post-graduate studies and research of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Drug Abuse in Adolescence

  • Book Subtitle: Neurobiological, Cognitive, and Psychological Issues

  • Editors: Denise De Micheli, André Luiz Monezi Andrade, Eroy Aparecida da Silva, Maria Lucia Oliveira de Souza Formigoni

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17795-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-17794-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36743-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-17795-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 200

  • Number of Illustrations: 27 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Health Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Public Health

Buying options

eBook USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-17795-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)