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Section of a mouse brain showing in red the circuit that reinforces the behaviour, in green the circuit that reinforces the decision to continue. If the green projection is very active, the mice self-stimulate their red projection despite negative consequences. They become compulsive. © UNIGE

What happens in the brain of compulsive drug users?

Addiction is a disease that develops in stages: it starts with the initial exposure to a substance followed by a phase where consumption remains...
This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction

This brain circuit is reason to both depression and addiction

Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have recently discovered a key region in the brain that is responsible for both...
Women More Prone To Smartphone Addiction Than Men

Women More Prone To Smartphone Addiction Than Men

Smartphone owners: particularly younger adults use the smartphone for more than just calling and messaging. 44% of cell owners have slept with their phone next...

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