Primer of Drug Action

ISBN-10: 1429206799

ISBN-13: 9781429206792

Edition: 11th 2008

Authors: Robert M. Julien

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This updated guide to the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and behaviour provides enhanced pedagogy throughout. The book now features a chapter on herbal medicines and their use in treating psychological disorders.
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List price: $75.99
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

ROBERT M. JULIEN Previously an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, USA, he currently practices anesthesiology in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Introduction to Psychopharmacology: How Drugs Interact with the Body and the Brain
Pharmacokinetics: How Drugs Are Handled by the Body
Pharmacodynamics: How Drugs Act
The Neuron, Synaptic Transmission, and Neurotransmitters
Drugs That Depress Brain Function: Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
Ethyl Alcohol and the Inhalants of Abuse
Barbiturates, General Anesthetics, Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), and Antiepileptic Drugs
Benzodiazepines and Second-Generation Anxiolytics
Drugs That Are Used to Treat Psychological Disorders: Psychotherapeutics
Antidepressant Drugs
Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder (Mood Stabilizers)
Antipsychotic Drugs
Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Geriatric Psychopharmacology
Integration of Drugs and Psychological Therapies into a Treatment Plan
Drugs That Stimulate Brain Function: Psychostimulants
Cocaine, the Amphetamines, and Non-Amphetamine Behavioral Stimulants
Caffeine and Nicotine
Analgesic Drugs and Psychedelics
Non-Narcotic Anti-Inflammatory Analgesics
Opiod Analgesics
Cannabinoid Agonists and Antagonists
Psychedelic Drugs
Special Topics in Psychopharmacology
Herbal Medicines Used in the Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Anabolic Steroids
Topics in Drug Use
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