Brain Imaging in Substance Abuse

Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications

  • Marc J. Kaufman

Part of the Forensic Science and Medicine book series (FSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Perry F. Renshaw, Blaise deB. Frederick, Luis C. Maas III
    Pages 47-76
  3. Jonathan M. Levin
    Pages 113-154
  4. Marc J. Kaufman, Jonathan M. Levin
    Pages 155-198
  5. Staci A. Gruber, Deborah A. Yurgelun-Todd
    Pages 199-229
  6. Jennifer J. Kulynych, Douglas W. Jones
    Pages 231-248
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-425

About this book


With the growing availability and decreasing cost of brain imaging technologies, it has become possible for researchers, physicians, forensics experts, and legal professionals to study brain changes in humans associated with substance abuse. In Brain Imaging in Substance Abuse: Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications, highly experienced clinical researchers from diverse fields describe the use of electroencephalography, emission tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging to study the neural effects of substance abuse. The authors detail the effects of drugs, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, marijuana, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and solvents on brain electrical activity, metabolism, hemodynamics, receptor and neurotransmitter levels, neurochemistry, and structure. The striking findings they report emerge from more than 1350 articles in some 320 journals, and are organized by method, abused substance and drug use state. The book examines the most commonly used neuropsychological tests and highlights associations between neuroimaging findings and behavior. Comprehensive and readily accessible, Brain Imaging in Substance Abuse: Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications offers psychiatrists, radiologists, neurologists, pharmacologists, physiologists, psychologists, substance abuse specialists, and legal professionals a broad yet thoroughly integrated understanding of the methods and results obtained with clinical neuroimaging studies of substance abuse today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marc J. Kaufman
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School, and Brain Imaging CenterMcLean HospitalBelmontUSA

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