The Psychopharmacologists: Volume 2 / Edition 2by David Healy
Pub. Date: 09/04/1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
These important and stimulating interviews will require the histories of
This stimulating book consists of a collection of 27 interviews with some of the key researchers in the field of psychopharmacology, including senior clinicians, basic scientists and drug developers within the pharmaceutical industry. It follows a very successful first volume published in 1996.
These important and stimulating interviews will require the histories of antidepressants and antipsychotics to be rewritten. They provide a unique perspective on interactions between cultural, commercial and regulatory frameworks and on the emergence of clinical trials and their importance to psychiatry. Along with Volume 1, this title creates a new field - the History of Psychopharmacology, a field distinct from that of the History of Psychiatry or History of Neuroscience.
'The Psychopharmacologists 2' will offer illuminating reading for: all clinicians, laboratory and field scientists; anyone working in any branch of the pharmaceutical industry from marketing to medicinal chemistry; historians of medicine and science.
These interviews do more than shed light on the past - this is psychopharmacology as it happens now, told from the inside. By detailing paths of developments that have not been taken, 'The Psychopharmacologists 2' opens up vistas for possible future developments that will be of relevance to public policy makers and the public in general.
Table of ContentsIn the beginning in Paris
Pharmacology, behaviour and chlorpromazine
From haloperidol to risperidone
The evolution of behavioural pharmacology
From imipramine to levoprotiline: the discovery of antidepressants
The enigma of isoniazid
Back to the future
evaluation and drug development 1948-1998
The place of clinical trials in the development of psychopharmacology
Towards footings in a new science: psychopharmacology, receptors and the pharmacy within
From hypertension to psychopharmacology - a serendipitous career
Psychopharmacology: specific and non-specific
From neurochemistry to neuroscience
Neuroscience and drug development
Excitatory amino acids: from basic science to therapeutic applications
Predisposed towards predispositions
Personality, disease and psychopharmacology
A psychologist in American neuropsychopharmacology
The foundation of the British Association of Psychopharmacology
Measurement and organisation in psychopharmacology
Gerald Klerman and pscyhopharmacotherapy
Marketing the evidence
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