Faculty affiliated with the Vanderbilt Addiction Center conduct broadly ranging research examining the basic neurobiology of addiction and related brain processes. Approaches include basic neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and neuroimaging to address addiction vulnerability, reslience, learning and memory, mood, and neurotoxicity.
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Clinical research conducted by Vanderbilt Addiction Center investigators spans a broad group of primary addictive disorders and related conditions. These studies include clinical trials, drug-induced toxicity, psychiatric disorders associated with co-morbid addictions, temperament and personality, developmental risk, cognition and mood, pharmacological and genetic influences, and overeating and obesity.
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