Nicotine in Psychiatry: Psychopathology and Emerging Therapeutics / Edition 1

Nicotine in Psychiatry: Psychopathology and Emerging Therapeutics / Edition 1

by Paul Newhouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880487976

ISBN-13: 9780880487979

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Today, 25% of Americans smoke and 50% of smokers die from tobacco-related illnesses. Meanwhile, little attention has been given to implementing cessation therapies for our patients who smoke.

Nicotine in Psychiatry: Psychopathology and Emerging Therapeutics examines this timely subject. The book's contributors, subject matter experts in the growing field of

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Today, 25% of Americans smoke and 50% of smokers die from tobacco-related illnesses. Meanwhile, little attention has been given to implementing cessation therapies for our patients who smoke.

Nicotine in Psychiatry: Psychopathology and Emerging Therapeutics examines this timely subject. The book's contributors, subject matter experts in the growing field of nicotine neurobiology andclinical pharmacology, cover the latest knowledge on • The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of nicotine• The effect of nicotinic receptors on the central nervous system (CNS), the recent advances made in understanding the normal function of these receptors, and how this knowledge transfers to the clinical treatment of many CNS disorders• Behavioral factors influencing the effects of nicotine and nicotine's addictive capacity• The association between smoking and specific mental disorders and the association between nicotine and mood• Clinical applications of nicotine as a potential therapeutic agent for a variety of disorders, such as attention deficit, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, schizophrenia, and Tourette's syndrome• Nicotine replacement therapies and various smoking-cessation strategies

This book makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the recent tobacco public policy debates, as well as clinicians and researchers looking for current information on nicotine and its clinical applications.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880487979
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Clinical Practice Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Section I: Background. Neurobiology and clinical pathophysiology of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of nicotine. Behavioral factors influencing the effects of nicotine. The addictive capacity of nicotine. Section II: Clinical Applications. Nicotine and major mental disorders. Smoking, nicotine, and mood. Nicotinic cholinergic systems in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Smoking, nicotine, and movement disorders. Nicotine effects and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Nicotine replacement therapies and beyond. The behavioral treatment of cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence. Afterword. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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