Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain and Behavior / Edition 1

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Meyer (Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Quenzer (Psychology, University of Hartford) present an undergraduate textbook for psychopharmacology courses or drugs and behavior courses that emphasize relationships between the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs and their mechanisms of action. The first section explores the fundamentals of psychopharmacology, including the basic principles and methods of pharmacology, neurophysiology, neuroantomy, and synaptic transmission. The second section describes key features of major neurotransmitter systems, and the third and fourth sections discuss theories and mechanisms of drug addiction and psychopathology. All major substances of abuse as well as drugs used to treat mental illness are covered. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878935345
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 555
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Principles of pharmacology 3
2 Structure and function of the nervous system 33
3 Chemical signaling by neurotransmitters and hormones 63
4 Methods of research in neurobehavioral pharmacology 89
5 Catecholamines 119
6 Acetylcholine and serotonin 139
7 Glutamate and GABA 163
8 Drug abuse, dependence, and addiction 185
9 Alcohol 215
10 The opiates 245
11 Psychomotor stimulants : cocaine and the amphetamines 275
12 Nicotine and caffeine 303
13 Marijuana and the cannabinoids 327
14 Hallucinogens, PCP, and ketamine 347
15 Inhalants, GHB, and anabolic-androgenic steroids 365
16 Affective disorders 385
17 Anxiety disorders 411
18 Schizophrenia 441
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