9780136013068

Psychopharmacology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136013068

  • ISBN10:

    0136013066

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/23/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Undergraduate students do not always get a sufficient introduction to neural and physiological sciences, so they are unprepared to approach courses in psychopharmacology. This text will introduce a sufficient background in neuroanatomy and physiology so that students can comprehend the necessary details of drug action. This text will also present pharmacology in the context of the behavioral disorders they are designed to treat, not necessarily by traditional drug classification. Students are familiar with the major diagnostic categories (affective disorders, psychoses, attention disorders, etc) so presenting pharmacology as it pertains to these familiar disorders strengthens their understanding of the physiology and neurochemistry underlying them as well as the approaches to their treatment. Students in many applied fields need accessible information that can be built upon in professional programs as well as information that is both relevant and applicable immediately. This text will provide both.

Author Biography

R. H. Ettinger is a professor of psychology at Eastern Oregon University where he teaches a popular course on psychopharmacology.  His research interests span a range of topics; including, the neurobiology of feeding, the contributions of Pavlovian conditioning to drug tolerance, the development of an anti cocaine antibody, and investigations of the anxiolytic properties of Valeriana officinalis.   Ettinger earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Washington State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at Duke University.

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Organization and Function of the Nervous System

 

Chapter 2:Psychopharmacology: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

 

Chapter 3:Mood Disorders: Major Depression and Bipolar Disorders

 

Chapter 4: Anxiety Disorders: Panic, Generalized Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

 

Chapter 5:Psychotic Disorders: Schizophrenia

 

Chapter 6:Attention and Developmental Disorders: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

 

Chapter 7:The Pharmacology of Opiates and Analgesia

 

Chapter 8:Substance Abuse and the Neurobiology of Addiction

 

Chapter 9:The Pharmacology of Scheduled Psychoactive Drugs: Psychostimulants, Psychedelics, and Marijuana

 

Chapter 10:The Pharmacology of Non Scheduled Psychoactive Drugs: Alcohol, Nicotine, and Caffeine

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