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Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology expands on the molecular and cellular foundations of the classic Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology, Eighth Edition (Cooper, Bloom, and Roth) by now including the behavioral methods used to study psychoactive drugs in experimental animals and in humans. Authored by four founders of modern neuroscience, this concise and comprehensive text covers the current series of medications used to treat diseases of the brain and nervous system--both psychiatric and neurologic--and the neuroscientific information that explains how these medications act on the brain from the molecular to the clinical level. The text ranges from psychotropic drugs that affect mood and behavior to anesthetics, sedatives, hypnotics, narcotics, anticonvulsants, and analgesics, as well as a variety of drugs that affect the autonomic nervous system.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology||p. 3|
|Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Neuropsychopharmacology||p. 6|
|Principles and Methods of Behavioral Pharmacology||p. 29|
|Amino Acid Neurotransmitters||p. 85|
|Purinergic Pharmacology||p. 269|
|Other Interneruronal Signals||p. 277|
|Treatments for Neurological or Psychiatric Disorders: Principles of Central Nervous System Drug Development||p. 293|
|Antidepressants and Anxiolytics||p. 306|
|Cognitive Disorders||p. 355|
|Movement Disorders||p. 389|
|Recreational Psychoactive Drugs||p. 424|
|Heroin and Other Opiates||p. 473|
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