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Re: GABAergic hypofunction in psychosis? undopaminergic

Posted by linkadge on August 1, 2021, at 13:30:26

In reply to Re: GABAergic hypofunction in psychosis?, posted by undopaminergic on July 30, 2021, at 0:15:38

>Yes, but when pain is present, painkilling is >rewarding, relatively to baseline, and is one >reason you'd want to use the drug again. I agree >that "addictive" is perhaps not the right term, >but I don't know one that fits better.

Yes, but if you had a painkiller that did not cause reward (in and of itself), then yes one might feel better after taking it (if in pain) but it's not the drug producing the reward. It's simply the desirability of less pain.

For example. If you take an aspirin, and it relieves a headache, you wouldn't bother take a second. However, if you took some morphine for that same headache, you might ask for more 10 minutes later.

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