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Drugs, Brain and Behavior, CourseSmart eBook, 6th Edition

By David M. Grilly

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 25, 2013

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Intended for Undergraduate courses in Psychopharmacology and/or Drugs and Behavior, this new edition of Drugs, Brain,  and Behavior provides an overview of the field of psychopharmacology, which focuses on the behavioral effects of drugs. The overall approach of the book is to integrate information from various fields, including pharmacology, neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry, to provide a broad perspective on how drugs affect behavioral processes.

 

Drugs, Brain and Behavior describes 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.  This book also combines neurotransmitter-based approaches to the field with perspectives that emphasize specific drugs and distinct drug categories.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Psychopharmacology in Perspective

Chapter 2: Drug Classification and Behavioral Assessment

Chapter 3: Basic Principles of Pharmacology

Chapter 4: Excitability and Chemical Properties of Nerve Cells

Chapter 5: Synaptic Transmission, Drugs, & Chemical Neuroanatomy

Chapter 6: Tolerance, Sensitization, Dependence & Addiction

Chapter 7: Psychomotor Stimulants & Antiparkinsonian Drugs

Chapter 8: Antipsychotic Drugs & Neurochemical Hypotheses of Schizophrenia

Chapter 9: Antidepressants & Mood Stabilizers

Chapter 10: Sedative-Hypnotics, Anxiolytics and Anticonvulsants

Chapter 11: Drug Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction

Chapter 12: Naturally Occurring & Synthetic Opiates & their Antagonists

Chapter 13: Dissociative Anesthetics, Psychedelics, & Hallucinogens


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Psychopharmacology in Perspective

A Historical Overview of Psychopharmacology

Predecessors to Modern Pharmacotherapies

The Psychopharmacological Revolution

Recreational and Social Drug Use

Summary and Overview

 

Chapter 2: Drug Classification and Behavioral Assessment

Drug Classifications Based upon Behavioral or Therapeutic Actions

Drug Classification Based upon Basic Neurochemical Actions

Drug Names and Medical Uses of Drugs

Schedule-Controlled Drugs

 

Chapter 3: Basic Principles of Pharmacology

Basic Chemical Principles Related to Psychopharmacology

Routes of Administration

Importance of the Blood-Brain Barrier in Psychopharmacology

Dose—Response Relationships

Drug Metabolism and Excretion

Implications of Pharmacokinetics in the Fetus and Neonate

Pharmacogenetic and Ethnic Factors in Drug Action

 

Chapter 4: Excitability and Chemical Properties of Nerve Cells

The Neuron

Electrical Excitability of Neurons: The Resting Membrane Potential

Electrical Excitability of Neurons: Excitation, Inhibition, and the Action Potential

Integration, Computation and Chemical Signaling in Neurons

Additional Features of Chemical Neurotransmission

 

Chapter 5: Synaptic Transmission, Drugs, & Chemical Neuroanatomy

Neurotransmitters & Chemical Signaling in the Nervous System

Synthesis of Neurotransmitters

Storage of Neurotransmitters

Release of Neurotransmitters

Postsynaptic Actions of Neurotransmitters

Inactivation of Neurotransmitters

Chemical Neuroanatomy & Neurotransmitter Distribution

 

Chapter 6: Tolerance, Sensitization, Dependence & Addiction

Tolerance& Sensitization

Tolerance & Sensitization Mechanisms

Dependence, Abuse & Addiction

General Factors in Treatment for Drug Dependency

State-Dependent Learning

 

Chapter 7: Psychomotor Stimulants & Antiparkinsonian Drugs

Motor Effects of Psychomotor Stimulants

Caffeine

Nicotine

Amphetamines and Related Drugs

Cocaine

Treatment of Cocaine and Amphetamine Abuse

Modafinil

Parkinson’s Disease

 

Chapter 8: Antipsychotic Drugs & Neurochemical Hypotheses of Schizophrenia

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Discovery and Characterization of Antipsychotic Drugs

Neurochemical and Neuropathological Hypotheses of Schizophrenia

Current Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia

 

Chapter 9: Antidepressants & Mood Stabilizers

Pharmacotherapy for Depression

Neurobiological Hypotheses of Affective Disorders

Nondrug Treatments for Depression

Placebo Effects and Antidepressant Actions

Pharmacotherapy in Mania and Bipolar Illnesses

 

Chapter 10: Sedative-Hypnotics, Anxiolytics and Anticonvulsants

Alcohol (Ethanol)

Barbiturates and Other Sedative—Hypnotics

Inhalants: Anesthetic Gases and Solvents

Anxiolytics

Sedative—Hypnotics and Insomnia

Drug Treatment of Epilepsy: Anticonvulsant Drugs

 

Chapter 11: Drug Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Psychomotor Stimulants, Learning, & Memory

Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease & Senile Dementia

 

Chapter 12: Naturally Occurring & Synthetic Opiates & their Antagonists

Endogenous Opioid Peptides and Their Receptors

Typical Opiates

The “Overdose” Phenomenon

Legal Factors in the Narcotics Problem

Opiate Antagonists: Potential Uses

 

Chapter 13: Dissociative Anesthetics, Psychedelics, & Hallucinogens

Some General Characteristics of P/P/Hs

Monoamine-Related P/P/Hs

Cannabinoids

Dissociative Anesthetics: Phencyclidine and Ketamine

Dissociative Anesthetics, Psychedelics & Hallucinogens: The Human Experience

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