scientist 59: the psychiatrist – Karen Ersche cocaine addiction (2013)

Dr Karen Ersche tells about her research into cocaine addiction. The work investigates the finding that cocaine addiction affects some people and not others. Also, unlike other addictions, there are no substitute chemicals that can be used in cocaine addiction. However Karen Ersche’s research is looking at a possible candidate. The Science Show’s Roger Frost asks about the use of terms such as addiction; habit and compulsive behaviour.

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  • Karen works at the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge:

18/05/2013 Tagged 105science, biology, Chris Creese, health, Roger Frost, cocaine, addiction