Drug-Intake Regulation and the Interplay between Economic Costs and Benefits
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
American Psychological Association
W. J. Lynch and M. E. Carroll's (see record 2001-06653-001) review argues aversive effects and for satiation and direct effects as the mechanisms responsible for the descending limb of the dose-response function. Analysis is provided that suggests they may prematurely dispose of the aversive-effects account. Further analysis of the evidence for satiation and direct effects supports the authors' contention that neither can be exclusively supported. A brief behavioral–economic analysis of drug-intake regulation and the descending limb of the dose-response function is presented.
Madden, G. J. (2001). Drug-intake regulation and the interplay between economic costs and benefits. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 9, 148-150.