Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

Paperback | December 26, 2008

byLeslie Iversen, Susan Iversen, Floyd E. Bloom

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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 inhumans. 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 - as well as legal and illegal recreational drugs and the neuroscientificinformation that explains how these medications act on the brain from the molecular to the clinical level. The text ranges from drugs that affect the mood and behavior to hypnotics, narcotics, anticonvulsants, and analgesics.

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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 inhumans. Authored by four founders of modern neur...

Floyd C. Bloom is Director of the Division of Preclinical Neuroscience at Scripps Clinical Research Institute. Robert H. Roth is Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, School of Medicine at Yale University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:December 26, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195380533

ISBN - 13:9780195380538

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ContentsContributors1. Introduction2. Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Neuropharmacology3. Principles and Methods of Behavioral Pharmacology4. Receptors5. Amino Acid Neurotransmitters6. Acetylcholine7. Catecholamines8. Serotonin9. Histamine10. Neuropeptids11. Purinergic Pharmacology12. Other (Nitric Oxide, Neurosteroids, Endocannabinoids, Etc.)13. Treatments for Neuropsychiatric Disorders14. Antidepressants and Anxiolytics15. Antipsychotics16. Cognitive Enhancers (Including ADHD and Alzheimer's Disease)17. Movement Disorders18. Pain19. Epilepsy20. Recreational Psychoactive Drugs21. Psychostimulants22. Heroin and Other Opiates23. Psychedelics24. Cannabis25. Alcohol26. Nicotine