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This book presents a new approach to covering the basic principles and major topics found in a typical psychopharmacology course, while adding the newest exciting and controversial findings in the study of drug use, misuse and abuse. Included in this text are major drugs typically covered in an undergraduate psychopharmacology course, including caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines including methamphetamine, alcohol, opiates, marijuana, the hallucinogens, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and antianxiety medications. Moreover, the content emphasizes the latest scientific findings in the field, including advances in imaging the living brain.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychopharmacology
Chapter 2: Drugs and the Brain
Chapter 3: Basic Principles in Pharmacology
Chapter 4: Caffeine
Chapter 5: Nicotine
Chapter 6: Cocaine
Chapter 7: Amphetamines
Chapter 8: Alcohol
Chapter 9: Opiates
Chapter 10: Marijuana
Chapter 11: Hallucinogens
Chapter 12: Steroids, Smart Drugs, and Over the Counter Medications
Chapter 13: Psychotherapeutic drugs
Chapter 14: Your Future Career and Psychopharmacology