A Primer of Drug Action / Edition 6

A Primer of Drug Action / Edition 6

by Robert M. Julien
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Freeman, W. H. & Company

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A Primer of Drug Action / Edition 6

From its first edition 30 years ago, Robert Julien’s A Primer of Drug Action has evolved side by side with the field it covers, capturing the current state of the science of psychopharmacology with each new edition.

Furthering that tradition, the new edition takes its place as the definitive guide to the pharmacology of drugs that affect the mind and behavior as understood today. With over 40% new research citations, there is no clearer, more current presentation available on the mechanisms of drug action, etiologies of major psychological disorders, rationales for drug treatment, and the uses of psychopharmacology in patient care.

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ISBN-13: 9780716722618
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 09/28/1991
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 432

Table of Contents


Part One: Introduction to Psychopharmacology: How Drugs Interact with the Body and the Brain

Chapter 1: Pharmacokinetics: How Drugs Are Handled by the Body

Chapter 2: Pharmacodynamics: How Drugs Are Handled by the Body

Chapter 3: The Neuron, Synaptic Transmission, and Neurotransmitters

Part Two: Drugs That Depress Brain Function: Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs

Chapter 4: Ethyl Alcohol and the Inhalants of Abuse

Chapter 5: Barbiturates, General Anesthetics, and Anti-epileptic Drugs

Chapter 6: Benzodiazeptines and Second-Generation Anxiolytics

Part Three: Drugs That Stimulate Brain Function: Psychostimulants

Chapter 7: Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Other Behavioral Stimulants

Chapter 8: Caffeine and Nicotine

Part Four: Drugs That Relieve Pain: Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics

Chapter 9: Opioid Analgesics

Chapter 10: Nonnarcotic, Anti-inflammatory Analgesics

Part Five: Drugs That Possess Hallucinogenic or Psychedelic Properties

Chapter 11: Tetrahydrocannabinol

Chapter 12: Psychedelic Drugs: Mescaline, LSD, and Other Hallucinogens

Part Six: Drug Abuse

Chapter 13: Topics in Substance Use Disorders

Chapter 14: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids

Part Seven: Drugs That Are Used to Treat Psychological Disorders

Chapter 15: Drugs Used to Treat Depression

Chapter 16: Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

Chapter 17: Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia: Antipsychotic Drugs

Chapter 18: Drugs Used to TreatParkinsonism

Chapter 19: Integration of Drugs and Psychological Therapies in Treating Mental and Behavioral Disorders

Chapter 20: Herbal Medicines Used in the Treatment of Psychological Disorders

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