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Filbey, Francesca M. 1972-

Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 152 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: RC564, 616.86
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francesca M Filbey
Neuroimaging and psychosocial addiction treatment : an integrative guide for researchers and clinicians by Sarah W Feldstein Ewing( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addiction might be an age-old affliction but we still only have a modest understanding of how and why addiction treatment works. This book uses an innovative translational approach to weave together basic biological (brain) mechanisms with human behaviour in order to provide a critical insight into why people do (and do not) change in the context of addiction treatment. With sections focusing on both adults and adolescents, this book bridges the gap between experimental scientists and clinical practitioners to provide an overview of the influence of basic brain functions."--
The neuroscience of addiction by Francesca M Filbey( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book answers a growing need for accessible information on the neuroscience of addiction. In the past decade neuroscientific research has greatly advanced our understanding of the brain mechanisms of addiction, however this information still remains largely confined to scientific outlets. As legislation continues to evolve and the stigma surrounding addiction persists, new findings on the impact of substances on the brain are an important public health issue. Francesca Filbey gives readers an overview of research on addiction including classic theories as well as current neuroscientific studies. A variety of textual supports - including keywords, a glossary, learning objectives and review questions - help students better reinforce their reading and make the text a ready-made complement to undergraduate and graduate courses on addiction"--Provided by publisher
Preliminary findings demonstrating latent effects of early adolescent marijuana use onset on cortical architecture( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlights: Early onset MJ use was associated with different patterns of cortical architecture. Early vs. late onset divergence was in brain regions underlying higher-order cognition. Findings were above and beyond effects of alcohol and current age. Abstract: Background: As the most commonly used illicit substance during early adolescence, long-term or latent effects of early adolescent marijuana use across adolescent developmental processes remain to be determined. Methods: We examined cortical thickness, gray/white matter border contrast (GWR) and local gyrification index (LGI) in 42 marijuana (MJ) users. Voxelwise regressions assessed early-onset (age <16) vs. late-onset (e"6 years-old) differences and relationships to continued use while controlling for current age and alcohol use. Results: Although groups did not differ by onset status, groups diverged in their correlations between cannabis use and cortical architecture. Among early-onset users, continued years of MJ use and current MJ consumption were associated with thicker cortex, increased GWR and decreased LGI. Late-onset users exhibited the opposite pattern. This divergence was observed in all three morphological measures in the anterior dorsolateral frontal cortex (p <.05, FWE-corrected). Conclusions: Divergent patterns between current MJ use and elements of cortical architecture were associated with early MJ use onset. Considering brain development in early adolescence, findings are consistent with disruptions in pruning. However, divergence with continued use for many years thereafter suggests altered trajectories of brain maturation during late adolescence and beyond
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