Psychopharmacology : drugs, the brain, and behavior / Jerrold S. Meyer, Linda F. Quenzer

By: Meyer, Jerrold S
Contributor(s): Quenzer, Linda F
Material type: TextText; Format: print Publisher: Sunderland, Massachusetts : Sinauer Associates, 2013Edition: 2nd edDescription: XXII, 722 p. : il.; 28 cmISBN: 9780878935109Subject(s): Psychopharmacology | Psicofarmacología | Drogas -- Uso Terapéutico | Neuropsicofarmacología
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Principles of pharmacology -- Structure and function of the nervous system -- Chemical signaling by neurotransmitters and hormones -- Methods of research in psychopharmacology -- Catecholamines -- Serotonin -- Acetylcholine -- Glutamate and GABA -- Drug abuse and addiction -- Alcohol -- The opiates -- Psychomotor stimulants : cocaine and the amphetamines -- Nicotine and caffeine -- Marijuana and the cannabinoids -- Hallucinogens, PCP, and ketamine -- Inhalants, GHB, and anabolic-androgenic steroids -- Environmental neurotoxicants and endocrine disruptors -- Anxiety disorders : sedative-hypnotic-anxiolytic drugs -- Affective disorders : antidepressants and mood stabilizers -- Schizophrenia : antipsychotic drugs -- Neurodegenerative disorders.

Featuring extensive updates to all chapters, this 2nd edition includes a new and timely discussion of emerging substances of abuse and presentation of key biological concepts to help students understand current ideas about how mental illnesses arise and how drugs act on the brain to treat these illnesses. Also includes two new chapters.

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