This is the first comprehensive guide devoted exclusively to the widely encountered class of behaviors that consist of repetitive, habitual, and apparently purposeless actions. The authors, leading experts in the field, bring to light the latest information on these stereotyped behaviors and examine their occurrence in psychiatric and neurological patients, as well as in response to stress, drug use, environmental factors, and other causes. The volume includes an historical perspective, information on the role of brain dopamine, the neuropsychological significance of effects of stimulant drugs, and the contribution of dopamine receptor subtypes. Yawning and grooming responses are considered, and are discussed in relation to coping with stress. 5-Hydroxytryptamine and stereotyped behavior is reviewed, and the stereotypy induced by drugs or by brain damage is given full analysis. Environmental factors are discussed and two full chapters are devoted to stereotyped responses and performance encountered in psychiatric and neurological patients.
'varied and stimulating book. ... It is a pleasure to read an academic book that does not prosecute some laboured party line, but instead presents complementary and antagonistic ideas, observations and theories. It is a splendid starting point for a novitiate who wishes to begin studying stereotyped behaviour.'
Philip Wynn, Neurospychologia
'The editors are to be congratulated for the originality of the subject and the authors for the commitment and care shown in writing these exhaustive chapters.' Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
S.J. Cooper and C.T. Dourish: An introduction to the concept of stereotypy and a historical perspective on the role of brain dopamine; T.W. Robbins, G. Mittelman, J. O'Brien, and P. Winn: The Neuropsychological significance of stereotypy induced by stimulant drugs; J.L. Waddington, A.G. Molloy, K.M. O'Boyle, and M.R. Pugh: Aspects of stereotyped and non- stereotyped behaviour in relation to dopamine receptor subtypes; C.T. Dourish and S.J. Cooper: Neural basis
of drug-provoked yawning; R.L. Issacson and W.H. Gispen: Neuropeptides and the issue of stereotypy in behaviour; G. Curzon: Stereotypical and other motor responses to 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor
activation; P. Teitelbaum, S.M. Pellis, and T.L. DeVetti: Disintegration into stereotypy induced by drugs or brain damage: a microdescriptive behavioural analysis; A.K. Reid and J.E.R. Straddon: Mechanisms of schedule entrainment; C.D. Frith and D.J. Done: Stereotyped behaviour in madness and in health; A.J. Stoessl and S.M. Stahl: Stereotyped motor phenomena in neurological disease.
Series: Topics in experimental pharmacology
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 19th April 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.69