A Primer of Drug Action: A Concise Nontechnical Guide to the Actions, Uses and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs / Edition 9

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Overview

Guide to the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and on behavior has been updated, reorganized and enhanced specifically to make the book a more effective classroom text for students taking a psychopharmacology course.

Mech. of drug action/recep- tors upon which many psychoactive drugs act/mol. biology/etc

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Nancy Schell, MD (Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center)
Description: This is a concise, easily readable guide to actions, uses, and side effects of psychoactive drugs.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide accurate and timely information in clear language as free as possible from technical jargon so that readers may understand it with minimal background in the biological sciences.
Audience: The book is written for anyone interested in drug use, abuse, and education. The author is an anesthesiologist with a PhD, although it is unclear what the PhD is in.
Features: This book covers general principles of each class of psychoactive drugs and specific information about each drug within that class. It looks at mechanisms of action, theories about etiologies of major psychological disorders and rationale for drug treatment, and uses and limitations of psychopharmacology. It also includes basic explanations of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Drugs of compulsive use are emphasized. Each of the 20 chapters examines current and future directions in drug research (including drugs not yet available for clinical use). An interesting new chapter on herbal medications has been added. A brief glossary is included. This is a bold attempt to capture the explosion of knowledge about psychoactive substances. Although the book updated and rewritten, as in any area of science, some information may be changed by the time of publication and distribution.
Assessment: This is a good, comprehensive review that has organized and presented a massive amount of often disparate information into a comprehensible, easy to use book.
Booknews
From his home in Portland, Oregon, physician and pharmacologist Julien has updated his guide about every three years since 1975. Over 40% of his references here are to material published since the 1998 edition. He writes for readers with little background in biology or pharmacology, though more advanced readers will also find new information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716751090
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/13/2002
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 596
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Julien, M.D., Ph.D., is staff anesthesiologist at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Julien is the author of many articles and reviews as well as of Drugs and the Body (1998).
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Classification of Psychoactive Drugs 1
2 Principles of Drug Action 6
Pharmacokinetics: How Drugs Move through the Body
3 Central Nervous System Depressants: Concepts and Traditional Agents 51
General Concepts
Four Agents of Central Nervous System Depression
4 Central Nervous System Depressants: Benzodiazepines, "Second Generation" Anxiolytics, and Antiepileptic Drugs 74
Benzodiazepines
"Second Generation" Anxiolytics
Antiepileptic Drugs Used in Treating Psychological Disorders
5 Central Nervous System Depressants: Alcohol 101
6 Psychostimulants: Cocaine and the Amphetamine 124
Cocaine
Amphetamines and Related Drugs
7 Psychostimulants: Caffeine and Nicotine 158
Caffeine
Nicotine
8 Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders: Drugs for Treating Major Depression 186
9 Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders: Drugs for Treating Bipolar Disorder 216
10 Analgesics: Narcotic and Nonnarcotic Drugs 233
Opioid Analgesics
Nonnarcotic Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Drugs
11 Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) and Antiparkinsonian Drugs 269
Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) Drugs
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
12 Psychedelic Drugs: Mescaline, LSD, and Other "Mind Expanding" Hallucinogens 301
13 Marijuana: A Unique Sedative-Euphoriant-Psychedelic Drug 330
14 Fertility-Regulating Drugs and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids 356
Pharmacological Regulation of Fertility
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
15 Drugs and Society: Priorities and Alternatives 386
Psychoactive Drugs as Behavioral Reinforcers
Drug Use and Abuse
16 Integration of Drugs and Psychotherapy in Treating Mental Disorders 415
Concept of Integrated Treatment
DSM-IV Classification of Mental Disorders
Integrated Treatment of Major Disorders
Appendix I Basic Anatomy of the Central Nervous System 443
Appendix II Physiology of the Neuron 452
Appendix III Synaptic Transmission, Neurotransmitters, and Information Transfer in the CNS 464
Glossary 489
Bibliography: A Basic Pharmacology Bookshelf 498
Index 499
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