The Plastic Phenomenon Underlying the Associative Processes in the Addictive Properties of Diazepam and Other Psychoactive Drugs

Author(s): O. A. Ramirez, M. F. Perez.

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 9 , Issue 7 , 2009

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Abstract:

Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed for the therapy of disorders such as anxiety and sleep disturbance, but develop dependence in many patients. In this review we discuss the impact of different brain areas that modulate the reward system in the development of tolerance and dependence to benzodiazepine and the associative processes underlying those fenomena.

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VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 7
Year: 2009
Page: [869 - 877]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/138955709788452667
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