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Besson, Jacques
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2015, vol. 11, no. 456-457, p. 11-44
Abstract This year, the actuality about addiction is on psychopharmacology, in the controversy about the prescription of baclofene to reduce the craving for alcohol. More results from controlled studies are expected. The development of smartphones to access toe-Health skills is questionable, especially in matterofevaluation of these programs. Despite of encouraging results, open questions are remaining for clinicians, to be compared with clinical practice. Finally, it is necessary to keep in touch with translational neurosciences; in fact, research is showing that populations of addicts present a deficit in matter of empathy. This is the cause of a handicap in the social relationships. At a lower level, a difficulty to take the other's place could be the cause of this deficit at a higher level. Rehabilitation perspectives could come out of this discovery.
Keywords Alcoholism/psychology/therapyBaclofen/therapeutic useCell PhonesEmpathyGABA-B Receptor Agonists/therapeutic useHumansSubstance-Related Disorders/psychology/therapy
PMID: 25799644
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BESSON, Jacques et al. Addiction. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2015, vol. 11, n° 456-457, p. 11-44. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:88006

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