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Different vulnerabilities for addiction may contribute to the same phenomena and some additional interactions

  • Andrew James Goudie (a1), Matt Field (a1) and Jon Cole (a1)


The framework for addiction offered by the target article can perhaps be simplified into fewer, more basic, vulnerabilities. “Impulsivity” covers a number of vulnerabilities, not just enhanced delay discounting. Real-world drug-use decisions involve both delay and probability discounting. The motivational salience of, and attentional bias for, drug cues may be related to a number of vulnerabilities. Interactions among vulnerabilities are of significance and complicate the application of this framework.



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