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

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

by Robert M. Julien
     
 

ISBN-10: 0716751097

ISBN-13: 9780716751090

Pub. Date: 07/13/2002

Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716751090
Publisher:
Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Edition description:
Ninth Edition
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Classification of Psychoactive Drugs1
2Principles of Drug Action6
Pharmacokinetics: How Drugs Move through the Body
3Central Nervous System Depressants: Concepts and Traditional Agents51
General Concepts
Four Agents of Central Nervous System Depression
4Central Nervous System Depressants: Benzodiazepines, "Second Generation" Anxiolytics, and Antiepileptic Drugs74
Benzodiazepines
"Second Generation" Anxiolytics
Antiepileptic Drugs Used in Treating Psychological Disorders
5Central Nervous System Depressants: Alcohol101
6Psychostimulants: Cocaine and the Amphetamine124
Cocaine
Amphetamines and Related Drugs
7Psychostimulants: Caffeine and Nicotine158
Caffeine
Nicotine
8Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders: Drugs for Treating Major Depression186
9Pharmacotherapy of Mood Disorders: Drugs for Treating Bipolar Disorder216
10Analgesics: Narcotic and Nonnarcotic Drugs233
Opioid Analgesics
Nonnarcotic Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Drugs
11Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) and Antiparkinsonian Drugs269
Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) Drugs
Antiparkinsonian Drugs
12Psychedelic Drugs: Mescaline, LSD, and Other "Mind Expanding" Hallucinogens301
13Marijuana: A Unique Sedative-Euphoriant-Psychedelic Drug330
14Fertility-Regulating Drugs and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids356
Pharmacological Regulation of Fertility
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
15Drugs and Society: Priorities and Alternatives386
Psychoactive Drugs as Behavioral Reinforcers
Drug Use and Abuse
16Integration of Drugs and Psychotherapy in Treating Mental Disorders415
Concept of Integrated Treatment
DSM-IV Classification of Mental Disorders
Integrated Treatment of Major Disorders
Appendix I Basic Anatomy of the Central Nervous System443
Appendix II Physiology of the Neuron452
Appendix III Synaptic Transmission, Neurotransmitters, and Information Transfer in the CNS464
Glossary489
Bibliography: A Basic Pharmacology Bookshelf498
Index499

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