Does the fact that our brain makes choices all the time preclude some from being compulsive? Addiction seems to suggest the answer is no.
US researchers working with rats have shown for the first time that the compulsion to overeat that leads to obesity has the same biological mechanism as seen in addiction to drugs like cocaine and heroin abuse: it affects the brain'... Read Post
Researchers have shed new light on dopamine's role in the brain's reward system, which could provide insight into impulse control problems associated with addiction and a number of psychiatric disorders. Read Post