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Drugs and Behavior

Drugs and Behavior

Third Edition

Other Titles in:
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.

Principles of Drug Action
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
Methodological Issues

Sexual Behavior
Aggression and Violence

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ISBN: 9780803947849

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