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Drugs and Human Behavior - 6th edition

Drugs and Human Behavior (ISBN10: 0205750524; ISBN13: 9780205750528)
ISBN13: 978-0205750528
ISBN10: 0205750524

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0205246793
ISBN10: 0205246796

Summary: The use and abuse of drugs, and their effects on behavior

The book integrates information from the various fields, including pharmacology, neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry, to provide a broad perspective on how drugs affect behavioral processes.

Drugs, Brain and Behaviordescribes the psychological effects of drugs, and how drug actions can be understood

in terms of effects on the brain. This discussion includes drugs that are used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, as well as common drugs of abuse. Rather than simply focusing on drug dependence and addiction, this text also places considerable emphasis on drug treatments for various psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, parkinsonism, ADHD and Alzheimer's disease. It also combines neurotransmitter-based approaches to the field with perspectives that emphasize specific drugs and distinct drug categories. Intended for Undergraduate courses in Psychopharmacology and/or Drugs and Behavior, this new edition ofDrugs, Brain, and Behaviorprovides an overview of the field of psychopharmacology, which focuses on the behavioral effects of drugs.

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Summary: The use and abuse of drugs, and their effects on behavior

The book integrates information from the various fields, including pharmacology, neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry, to provide a broad perspective on how drugs affect behavioral processes.

Drugs, Brain and Behaviordescribes the psychological effects of drugs, and how drug actions can be understood in terms of effects on the brain. This discussion includes drugs that are used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, as well as common drugs of abuse. Rather than simply focusing on drug dependence and addiction, this text also places considerable emphasis on drug treatments for various psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, parkinsonism, ADHD and Alzheimer's disease. It also combines neurotransmitter-based approaches to the field with perspectives that emphasize specific drugs and distinct drug categories. Intended for Undergraduate courses in Psychopharmacology and/or Drugs and Behavior, this new edition ofDrugs, Brain, and Behaviorprovides an overview of the field of psychopharmacology, which focuses on the behavioral effects of drugs.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning- The new MySearchLab with eText delivers proven results in helping students succeed and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning.
  • Improve Critical Thinking- Content encourages students to consider the psychological effects of drugs and how drug actions can be understood in terms of effects on the brain.
  • Engage Students- Updated references and figures reflect current trends and data.
  • Explore Research- Discussions of pharmacotherapy in psychiatry, current ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 6TH 12
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson
Published: 10/06/2011
International: No

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