Primer of Drug Action

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Macmillan, Oct 8, 2010 - Medical - 716 pages
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Edition after edition, Robert Julien’s A Primer of Drug Action keeps pace with one of the most dynamic fields of scientific inquiry, giving students immediate access to the most current research and promising new directions in psychopharmacology.  Rigorously updated throughout, the new edition again takes its place as the definitive guide to the drugs that affect the mind and behavior. As always, it is clear, comprehensive, objective, and authoritative, spanning a wide variety of drug types, including sedatives, depressants, stimulants, analgesics, psychedelic drugs, steroids, and drugs used to treat psychological disorders.


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Contents

Introduction to Psychopharmacology How Drugs Interact with the Body and the Brain
1
Drugs Used to Treat Psychological Disorders
89
Drugs Used to Treat Pain Analgesic Medications
299
Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse
359
Psychopharmacology for Special Populations
589
GLOSSARY
693
INDEX
703
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Robert M. Julien, M.D., received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Washington and his Medical Degree from the University of California at Irvine.  His many research articles focus on the psychopharmacology of sedative and antiepileptic drugs.  Previously an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, he currently practices anesthesiology in Portland, Oregon.
 
Claire D. Advokat, professor of psychology at LSU, received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University.  Her primary interest is in understanding the clinical effectiveness and the mechanism of action of drugs used in the treatment of mental illness, such as the antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and anxiolytics.
 
Joseph Comaty, Adjunct Professor at LSU, received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine.  His primary area of research is clinical psychopharmacology.  In particular, he is interested in the study of the clinical treatment for the major psychiatric disorders of schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder.

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