Brain disease or moral condition? Wrong question

American Journal of Bioethics 7 (1):24 – 25 (2007)
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The author comments on the article β€œThe neurobiology of addition: Implications for voluntary control of behavior,β€˜ by S. E. Hyman. The author agrees with Hyman that debate persists whether addiction is a brain disease or a moral condition. The author suggests that even if we understand the neurobiology of addiction, it will make sense to seek accountability from the addict and to modify his behavior. He also suggests that no facts about neurobiology will change these moral requirements. Accession Number: 24077917; Authors: Cochrane, Thomas I. 1; Email Address: [email protected]; Affiliations: 1: Harvard Medical School; Subject: EDITORIALS; Subject: ADDICTIONS; Subject: NEUROBIOLOGY; Subject: BEHAVIOR; Subject: HYMAN, S. E.; Number of Pages: 2p

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