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    DescriptionIn 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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    Julien's Primer of Drug Action
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claire D. Advokat, By (author) Joseph E. Comaty, By (author) Robert M. Julien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 1 mm
    Height: 1 mm
    Thickness: 1 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    ISBN 13: 9781464111716
    ISBN 10: 1464111715

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BIC subject category V2: MMGW
    BISAC V2.8: MED105020
    B&T Approval Code: A65070000, A68202030
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    DC22: 615.788
    DC23: 615.788
    LC classification: RM315 .J75 2014
    13, Revised
    Edition statement
    13th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings, colour tables, figures
    W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    20 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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