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Psychopharmacology : Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior

Psychopharmacology : Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0878935345

ISBN13: 978-0878935345
ISBN10: 0878935347
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Psychopharmacology : Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0878935345

Jerrold S. Meyer and Linda F. Quenzer

ISBN13: 978-0878935345
ISBN10: 0878935347
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Recent advances in molecular pharmacology and brain imaging have revolutionized our understanding of how psychoactive drugs work. Now, from the authors of Principles of Neuropsychopharmacology, comes a new undergraduate textbook integrating these developments. The first section of the book provides extensive foundation materials, including the basic principles of pharmacology, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, synaptic transmission, and methods in psychopharmacology. The second section describes key features of major neurotransmitter systems, including the catecholamines, serotonin, acetylcholine, glutamate and GABA. The third and fourth sections discuss theories and mechanisms of drug addiction and psychopathology. All major substances of abuse as well as drugs used to treat mental illness are covered.

Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain and Behavior is unique in its breadth of coverage, ranging from historical accounts of drug use to clinical and preclinical behavioral studies to the latest research on drug effects in transgenic mouse models. Student engagement with the material is fostered by opening each chapter with a relevant vignette and by providing breakout boxes presenting novel or cutting-edge topics for special discussion. The book is extensively illustrated with full-color photographs and line art depicting important concepts and experimental data. Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain and Behavior is appropriate for undergraduate psychopharmacology or drugs and behavior courses that emphasize relationships between the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs and their mechanisms of action.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1 Principles of pharmacology 3
2 Structure and function of the nervous system 33
3 Chemical signaling by neurotransmitters and hormones 63
4 Methods of research in neurobehavioral pharmacology 89
5 Catecholamines 119
6 Acetylcholine and serotonin 139
7 Glutamate and GABA 163
8 Drug abuse, dependence, and addiction 185
9 Alcohol 215
10 The opiates 245
11 Psychomotor stimulants : cocaine and the amphetamines 275
12 Nicotine and caffeine 303
13 Marijuana and the cannabinoids 327
14 Hallucinogens, PCP, and ketamine 347
15 Inhalants, GHB, and anabolic-androgenic steroids 365
16 Affective disorders 385
17 Anxiety disorders 411
18 Schizophrenia 441

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Psychopharmacology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0878935109
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