Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology of Ethnicity / Edition 1

Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology of Ethnicity / Edition 1

by Russell E. Poland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880484713

ISBN-13: 9780880484718

Pub. Date: 05/01/1993

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Until several decades ago, few studies were conducted on the differences among individual responses to pharmacologic agents. Then, in the 1950s and 1960s, enzyme induction was discovered, and it became apparent that the intake of certain foods or drugs could adaptively modify drug metabolism and, therefore, drug response. Now researchers are beginning to realize

Overview

Until several decades ago, few studies were conducted on the differences among individual responses to pharmacologic agents. Then, in the 1950s and 1960s, enzyme induction was discovered, and it became apparent that the intake of certain foods or drugs could adaptively modify drug metabolism and, therefore, drug response. Now researchers are beginning to realize how both adaptive and genetic forces may cause pharmacological distinctions among human populations once separated by distance or geographical boundaries.

Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology of Ethnicity provides a unique overview of how ethnically defined populations respond to psychoactive drugs. Its renowned contributors review and summarize our current knowledge of ethnic differences and similarities among patients in response to psychotropic drugs.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880484718
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1993
Series:
Progress in Psychiatry Series, #39
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview. Introduction: psychopharmacology, psychobiology, and ethnicity. Overview: the interface between psychobiology and ethnicity. 'Nonbiological' issues affecting psychopharmacotherapy: cultural considerations. Ethnicity and Psychopharmacology. Ethnicity and the pharmacology of tricyclic antidepressants. Ethnicity and differential responses to benzodiazepines. Interethnic variation in response to lithium therapy among African-American and Asian-American populations. Influence of ethnicity on reduced haloperidol concentrations in blood. Haloperidol and reduced haloperidol plasma concentrations in different ethnic populations and interindividual variabilities in haloperidol metabolism. Tardive dyskinesia: cross-cultural perspectives. Genetic polymorphisms of alcohol-metabolizing enzymes related to alcohol sensitivity and alcoholic diseases. Ethnicity and Psychobiology. Ethnicity and biological markers. Biopsychosocial perspective on depression in African-Americans. Clinical and epidemiologic studies of dementias: cross-ethnic perspectives. Afterword.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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