Pharmacology of Anxiolytic Drugs / Edition 1

Pharmacology of Anxiolytic Drugs / Edition 1

by Giorgio Racagni, Claudia Masotto
     
 

This brief and readable review of anti-anxiety drugs is an ideal primer for a wide variety of health care providers, such as family physicians, mental health professionals, nurse practitioners, and social workers, who do not currently function as psychopharmacology specialists. The authors provide a quick introduction to this important and very widely used class of… See more details below

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This brief and readable review of anti-anxiety drugs is an ideal primer for a wide variety of health care providers, such as family physicians, mental health professionals, nurse practitioners, and social workers, who do not currently function as psychopharmacology specialists. The authors provide a quick introduction to this important and very widely used class of medications, and clearly explain their advantages, as well as their pharmacological profiles, and peripheral side effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889370883
Publisher:
Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
WHO Expert Series on Neuroscience
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Classification of Antianxiety Medications
Group IBenzodiazepines
Benzodiazepine Structures1
Benzodiazepine Pharmacology2
Benzodiazepine Side Effects51
Benzodiazepine Toxicity53
Dependence and Tolerance55
Benzodiazepine Interactions61
GABAergic System in the Action of Anxiolytic Drugs62
GABA Receptor and Anxiolytic Drugs64
Group IICompounds with Benzodiazepine-like Activity
Agonists73
Partial Agonists80
Benzodiazepine Receptor Antagonists83
Group IIICompounds Acting on Non-Benzodiazepine Receptors
Serotonin and Anxiety87
5-HT[subscript 1A] Compounds94
5-HT[subscript 3] Receptor Antagonists98
5-HT[subscript 2] Agents99
Group IVOther Compounds
Antidepressants as Anxiolytics105
Tricyclic Antidepressants: Pharmacological Profile106
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors112
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors116
Alpha[subscript 2] Adrenoreceptor Agonist: Clonidine121
Beta-Blockers123

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