ISBN - 9780123859730
Autor(es) - Adrian Carter, Wayne Hall, Judy Illes (Editores)
Editora - Academic Press
Ano de Edição - 2011
N º de Páginas - 346
Brain research is a developing rapidly and holds the promise of explaining the origins of and the ability to treat illnesses affecting the central nervous system - such as addictive behaviors- but along with the significant good that comes from this research comes potential for harm. The effects of neuroscience thus need to be considered in balance, and the explicit consideration of that balance is central to the fields of bio- and neuroethics. Research increasingly suggests that addiction has a genetic and neurobiological basis, but efforts to translate research into effective clinical treatments and social policy needs to be informed by careful ethical analyses of the personal and social implications. Scientists and policy makers alike must consider possible unintended negative consequences of neuroscience research so that the promise of reducing the burden and incidence of addiction can be fully realized and new advances translated into clinically meaningful and effective treatments.
This volume brings together leading addiction researchers and practitioners with neuroethicists and social scientists to specifically discuss the ethical, philosophical, legal and social implications of neuroscience research of addiction, as well as its translation into effective, economical and appropriate policy and treatments. Chapters explore the history of ideas about addiction, the neuroscience of drug use and addiction, prevention and treatment of addiction, the moral implications of addiction neuroscience, legal issues and human rights, research ethics, and public policy. Edited by leading scholars in the fields of neuroethics and addiction, chapters are authored by a worldwide cast of experts in each specific area.