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Introduction to Psychology 11th Edition

Introduction to Psychology (11th Edition)

Book Edition11th Edition
PublisherCengage Learning
Section 15.1: An Overview of Abnormal Behavior
Section 15.2: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Section 15.3: Substance-Related Disorders
Section 15.5: Treatment of Mental Illness
Chapter 15, Section 15.3, Review Questions , Exercise 2
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What happens in the brain when people repeatedly use cocaine?

(a) Synapses in the nucleus accumbens respond less than usual to other reinforcers.

(b) With each use of cocaine, it releases more and more dopamine in the nucleus accumbens.

(c) Eventually the drug damages the nucleus accumbens so that it no longer responds to anything.

(d) Cocaine begins releasing serotonin as well as dopamine in the nucleus accumbens.

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