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Drugs and Behavior - Fred Leavitt

Drugs and Behavior

Paperback Published: 2nd February 1995
ISBN: 9780803947849
Number Of Pages: 536

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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?<P></P><P>An intriguing introduction to the study of psychopharmacology, this fully revised and updated edition of<B> Drugs and Behavior </B>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.</P>

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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ISBN: 9780803947849
ISBN-10: 0803947844
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 2nd February 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.42  x 3.71
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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