Summary: The new Second Edition of Psychopharmacology features extensive updating of all chapters, a new and timely discussion of emerging substances of abuse such as Salvia divinorum, 'spice' or 'K2,' and 'bath salts,' and presentation of key biological concepts such as epigenetics to help students understand current ideas about how mental illnesses arise and how drugs act on the brain to treat these illnesses. Two new chapters provide detailed information on various neurodegenerative disord ...show moreers and the effects of neurotoxicants and endocrine disruptors on brain function and behaviour.
In addition, it contains excellent pedagogical features, including chapter-opening articles and breakout boxes presenting novel and, in some cases, controversial topics for special discussion. Box themes include History of Pharmacology, Pharmacology in Action, Clinical Applications, and The Cutting Edge. The book is lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs and line art depicting important concepts and experimental data.
New to the Second Edition is a student Companion Website that contains outlines, flashcards and key terms, select animations, and Web essays for further exploration. For lecturers, an online Instructor's Resource Library contains all textbook figures and tables, lecture PowerPoints, and a test bank, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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