Julien's Primer of Drug Action

Julien's Primer of Drug Action


By (author) Claire D. Advokat, By (author) Joseph E. Comaty, By (author) Robert M. Julien

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  • Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 12 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1464111715
  • ISBN 13: 9781464111716
  • Edition: 13, Revised
  • Edition statement: 13th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings, colour tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 202,455

Product description

In its 40th anniversary edition, "A Primer of Drug Action" continues to evolve side by side with the field it covers, drawing on the expertise of its authors in medicine, basic science, and clinical science to offer the most current and comprehensive guide to psychopharmacology available.

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Author information

Claire D. Advokat is Professor of Psychology at Louisiana State University, USA. Her primary interest is in understanding the clinical effectiveness and the mechanism of action of drugs used in the treatment of mental illness, such as the antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and anxiolytics. Joseph Comaty is Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University, USA. His primary area of research is clinical psychopharmacology. In particular, he is interested in the study of the clinical treatment for the major psychiatric disorders of schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder. Robert M. Julien, M.D., was previously an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, USA. His many research articles focus on the psychopharmacology of sedative and antiepileptic drugs. Robert M. Julien currently practices anesthesiology in Portland, Oregon.

Table of contents

PART I: BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF DRUG ACTION 1. The Neuron, Synaptic Transmission, and Neurotransmitters 2. Pharmacokinetics: How the Body Handles Drugs 3. Pharmacodynamics: How Drugs Act PART II: PHARMACOLOGY OF DRUGS OF ABUSE 4. Neurobiology of Addiction 5. Ethyl Alcohol and the Inhalants of Abuse 6. Stimulants Part 1: Caffeine and Nicotine 7. Stimulants Part 2: Cocaine, Amphetamine, NonAmphetamine Stimulants 8. Hallucinogens 9. Cannabinoids 10. Opioids PART III: DRUGS USED TO TREAT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS 11. Antipsychotic Drugs: Major Tranquilizers to Thymic Stabilizers 12. Antidepressant Drugs 13. Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Medications 14. Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder PART IV: SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND INTEGRATION 15. Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 16. Geriatric Psychopharmacology 17. Integration Chapter 17 Appendix: Quick Reference to Psychotropic Medications