Decision-making in addiction: Current knowledge, clinical implications and future directions


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Abstract

This article serves to summarize this special issue on “Decision-making in Addiction.” The manuscripts included in this issue cover topics as diverse as theory, types of models used to study decision-making, underlying pharmacological, behavioral and brain mechanisms, and individual differences. Together, these papers can serve as a comprehensive resource outlining our contemporary understanding of how decision-making processes contribute to addictive behavior. The knowledge included here can inform treatment development, clearly pointing to the need for tailored interventions based on individual differences.HighlightsImpaired decision-making is a hallmark of addiction, which is the theme of this issueThis article summarizes the content of the papers contained in this special issueUnderstanding decision-making processes can inform treatment development

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