Operant Responding for Alcohol: A Specially Bred Animal Model of Anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorder

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621508
Title:
Operant Responding for Alcohol: A Specially Bred Animal Model of Anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorder
Authors:
Berg, Warren S.C.
Abstract:
Alcohol abuse and dependence affects a significant portion of the United States population. In America alone, approximately 17 million adults ages 18 and older and an estimated 855,000 adolescents ages 12-meet diagnostic criteria for addiction (National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2016). In order to be diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), an individual must meet specific criteria detailed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). According to the most recent edition (DSM–5), a person meeting at least two of 11 criteria during a 12-month period meets the diagnostic criteria for an AUD (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). The severity of an AUD—mild, moderate, or severe—is based on the number of criteria met (see Appendix B for a list of the 11 diagnostic criteria for AUD). Unfortunately, not everyone seeks assistance for their addiction. According to a report published in 2015 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), fewer than 10% of individuals with an AUD received treatment at a specialized facility. Thus, this is a very serious health concern. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that those who do receive treatment will get better. That is, despite extensive research on the etiology of AUD, high incidence, low treatment numbers, and broad treatment methodologies, researchers and clinicians have a tenuous understanding of this disorder at best. [Introduction]
Affiliation:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Issue Date:
May-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621508
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Spring; 2017
Appears in Collections:
Department of Psychological Sciences: Student Research and Presentations; Honors Program Theses

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dc.contributor.authorBerg, Warren S.C.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-25T14:39:17Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-25T14:39:17Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621508-
dc.description.abstractAlcohol abuse and dependence affects a significant portion of the United States population. In America alone, approximately 17 million adults ages 18 and older and an estimated 855,000 adolescents ages 12-meet diagnostic criteria for addiction (National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2016). In order to be diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), an individual must meet specific criteria detailed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). According to the most recent edition (DSM–5), a person meeting at least two of 11 criteria during a 12-month period meets the diagnostic criteria for an AUD (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). The severity of an AUD—mild, moderate, or severe—is based on the number of criteria met (see Appendix B for a list of the 11 diagnostic criteria for AUD). Unfortunately, not everyone seeks assistance for their addiction. According to a report published in 2015 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), fewer than 10% of individuals with an AUD received treatment at a specialized facility. Thus, this is a very serious health concern. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that those who do receive treatment will get better. That is, despite extensive research on the etiology of AUD, high incidence, low treatment numbers, and broad treatment methodologies, researchers and clinicians have a tenuous understanding of this disorder at best. [Introduction]en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpringen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2017en
dc.rightsCopyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law.en
dc.subjectRats, Inbred WKYen
dc.subjectConditioning, Operanten
dc.subjectAnxiety Disordersen
dc.subjectAlcoholismen
dc.titleOperant Responding for Alcohol: A Specially Bred Animal Model of Anxiety and Alcohol Use Disorderen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychological Sciencesen
dc.description.advisorPatton, Todden
dc.description.committeeSmith, Neal; Spencer, Angie; Northington, Stephanieen
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Scienceen
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