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Two views of the addiction elephant: comment on McSweeney, Murphy, and Kowal (2005).
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PMID:  16173881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
F. K. McSweeney, E. S. Murphy, and B. P. Kowal present a convincing case that the literature on habituation and sensitization to the sensory properties of conventional reinforcers is relevant to understanding a variety of addictive behaviors. They note that their model has advantages over a number of alternative formulations. However, in discussing one particular such alternative, a Pavlovian conditioning analysis of drug tolerance and withdrawal, F. K. McSweeney et al. overstate the advantages of their reinforcer habituation/sensitization model.
Shepard Siegel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1064-1297     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Psychopharmacol     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-21     Completed Date:  2006-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9419066     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Psychopharmacol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-3; discussion 194-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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((c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Conditioning, Classical
Drug Tolerance
Substance-Related Disorders*
Comment On:
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Aug;13(3):163-84   [PMID:  16173878 ]

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