A Primer of Drug Action Trade: A Concise Nontechnical Guide to the Actions, Uses and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs / Edition 7

A Primer of Drug Action Trade: A Concise Nontechnical Guide to the Actions, Uses and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs / Edition 7

by Robert M. Julien
     
 

ISBN-10: 071672619X

ISBN-13: 9780716726197

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company

Since 1975, Robert Julien's A Primer of Drug Action has been the definitive guide to the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and on behavior. Now in its Ninth Edition, this popular guide continues to lead the way through a rapidly changing field, providing readers with a clear, contemporary, and objective look at every drug and medication that

Overview

Since 1975, Robert Julien's A Primer of Drug Action has been the definitive guide to the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and on behavior. Now in its Ninth Edition, this popular guide continues to lead the way through a rapidly changing field, providing readers with a clear, contemporary, and objective look at every drug and medication that either positively or adversely affects brain function. These include antidepressants, sedatives, opiods, alcohol, marijuana, anabolic steroids, antimanic drugs, hallucinogens, and many others.

A Primer of Drug Action, Ninth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to make it the most current book on drugs available today. With over 40% of its references dated from 1998 to 2000, this guide includes important new information on

* Herbal medications

* Drug therapy for behavioral and anxiety disorders

* Clinical practice guidelines for treating psychological disorders

* Depression and the action of antidepressant drugs

* The use of newer anticonvulsants in the treatment of bipolar disorder, pain syndromes, and behavioral disorders

* Drug therapy for children, adolescents, and the elderly

* "New generation" antipsychotic agents

* Treatments for people who both abuse drugs and suffer from psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression

Authoritative, comprehensive, and suitable for those with little background in biology, A Primer of Drug Action, Ninth Edition is an indispensable source of information for anyone interested in drug use, abuse, and education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716726197
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
511
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Introduction to Psychopharmacology: How Drugs Interact with the Body and the Brain

Chapter 1: Pharmacokinetics: How Drugs Are Handled by the Body

Chapter 2: Pharmacodynamics: How Drugs Are Handled by the Body

Chapter 3: The Neuron, Synaptic Transmission, and Neurotransmitters

Part Two: Drugs That Depress Brain Function: Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs

Chapter 4: Ethyl Alcohol and the Inhalants of Abuse

Chapter 5: Barbiturates, General Anesthetics, and Anti-epileptic Drugs

Chapter 6: Benzodiazeptines and Second-Generation Anxiolytics

Part Three: Drugs That Stimulate Brain Function: Psychostimulants

Chapter 7: Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Other Behavioral Stimulants

Chapter 8: Caffeine and Nicotine

Part Four: Drugs That Relieve Pain: Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics

Chapter 9: Opioid Analgesics

Chapter 10: Nonnarcotic, Anti-inflammatory Analgesics

Part Five: Drugs That Possess Hallucinogenic or Psychedelic Properties

Chapter 11: Tetrahydrocannabinol

Chapter 12: Psychedelic Drugs: Mescaline, LSD, and Other Hallucinogens

Part Six: Drug Abuse

Chapter 13: Topics in Substance Use Disorders

Chapter 14: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids

Part Seven: Drugs That Are Used to Treat Psychological Disorders

Chapter 15: Drugs Used to Treat Depression

Chapter 16: Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

Chapter 17: Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia: Antipsychotic Drugs

Chapter 18: Drugs Used to TreatParkinsonism

Chapter 19: Integration of Drugs and Psychological Therapies in Treating Mental and Behavioral Disorders

Chapter 20: Herbal Medicines Used in the Treatment of Psychological Disorders

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