Adam Leventhal

Assistant Professor
Department Preventive Medicine and Psychology
University of Southern California

Fields of interest: 

Etiology of addiction

Interrelation between personality, emotional disturbance, and addiction

Psychopharmacology of drug intoxication and withdrawal

Addiction genetics


Recent publications:

Leventhal, A.M., Brightman, M., Ameringer, K.A., Greenberg J., Mickens, L., Ray, L. A., Sun, P., &Sussman, S. (in press):
Anhedonia Associates with Stimulant Use and Dependence in a Population-Based Sample of American Adults.
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.  

Leventhal, A.M., David, S.P., Brightman, M., Strong, D, McGeary, J.E., Brown, R.A., Lloyd-Richardson, E. E., Munafo, M., Uhl, G., &Niaura, R. (in press).:
Dopamine D4 receptor gene variation moderates the efficacy of bupropion for smoking cessation. 
The Pharmacogenomics Journal.

Leventhal, A. M., Waters, A. J., Moolchan, E. T., Heishman, S., &Pickworth, W. (2010):
A quantitative analysis of subjective, cognitive, and physiological manifestations of the acute tobacco abstinence syndrome.
Addictive Behaviors, 35(12), 1120-1130.

Ameringer, K.A., &Leventhal, A.M. (2010):
Applying the tripartite model of anxiety and depression to cigarette smoking: An integrative review.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(12), 1183-1194 

Leventhal, A. M., Waters, A. J., Kahler, C. K., Ray, L.A., &Sussman, S. (2009):
Relations between anhedonia and smoking motivation.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(9), 1047-1054.

Leventhal, A. M., Francione Witt, C., & Zimmerman, M. (2008):
Associations between depression subtypes and substance use disorders.
Psychiatry Research, 161(1), 43-50.

Leventhal, A. M., Ramsey, S. E., Brown, R. A., LaChance, H. A., &Kahler, C. W. (2008):
Dimensions of depressive symptoms and smoking cessation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(3), 507-517.

Leventhal, A. M., Waters, A. J., Breitmeyer, B.G., Miller E. K., Tapia E., & Li, Y. (2008).
Subliminal processing of smoking-related and affective stimuli in tobacco addiction.
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 16(4), 301-312.

Leventhal, A. M., Kahler, C. W., Ray, L. A., Stone, K., Young, D., Chelminski, I., & Zimmerman, M. (2008):
Anhedonia and amotivation in psychiatric outpatients with fully remitted stimulant use disorder.
The American Journal on Addictions, 17(3), 218-223

Leventhal, A. M., Waters, A. J., Boyd, S., Moolchan, E. T., Heishman, S. J., Lerman, C., &Pickworth, W. (2007):
Associations between Cloninger\’s temperament dimensions and acute tobacco withdrawal.
Addictive Behaviors, 32(12), 2976-2989.