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Drugs and Behavior

Third Edition

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Substance Abuse Counselling

February 1995 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What are the effects of psychoactive drugs on aspects of human behaviour, such as creativity, memory and sexuality? How effective are such drugs in treating mental disorders? How are new drugs tested and licensed?

An intriguing introduction to the study of psychopharmacology, this fully revised and updated edition of Drugs and Behavior presents a unique analysis of the ways in which human behaviour is affected by drugs, rather than simply by categories of drugs. The text covers the principles of neurotransmission, pharmacokinetics and drug classification. Issues of new drug development, including drug dangers and benefits, legalization and the prevention and treatment of drug abuse, are also discussed.

 
Introduction
 
Neurotransmission
 
Principles of Drug Action
 
Classification
 
Variability in Response to Drugs
 
New Drugs
Development, Testing and Promotion  
 
Pharmacological Dangers and Benefits of Psychoactive Drugs
 
Effects of Drugs on the Embryo, Fetus and Developing Young
 
The Question of Legalization
 
Users and Abusers of Drugs
 
Prevention of Drug Abuse
A Short and Depressing Chapter  
 
Treatment of Drug Abuse
 
Psychopharmacotherapy
Methodological Issues  
 
Psychopharmacotherapy
 
Memory
 
Creativity
 
Sexual Behavior
 
Aggression and Violence
 
Sleep

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