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Drugs and the Neuroscience of Behavior: An Introduction to PsychopharmacologyDrugs and the Neuroscience of Behavior: An Introduction to Psychopharmacology, Second Edition by Adam Prus presents an introduction to the rapidly advancing field of psychopharmacology by examining how drug actions in the brain affect psychological processes. The book provides historical background to give readers an appreciation for the development of drug treatments and neuroscience over time, covering major topics in psychopharmacology, including new drugs and recent trends in drug use. Pedag…

Mind, Brain, and Drug: An Introduction to PsychopharmacologyCovering the basic principles of psychopharmacology, this textbook presents psychopharmacology and drugs of abuse in a readily understood manner.  With all of the latest research and a straightforward, engaging writing style, Hedges offers complete coverage of the field without being unnecessarily detailed—and, as a result, provides students with a thorough introduction to this increasingly important area.  …

Drugs: A Very Short IntroductionThe twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and mental illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction gives a non-technical account of how drugs act on the body and how therapeutic …

A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs (Straight Talking Introductions)Psychiatric drugs and their use are amongst the most hotly debated issues in the 21st century. How they work, whether they are effective, how to understand the evidence, and explanations of the major categories of psychiatric drugs are all covered in this clearly written guide. The competing theories of drug action are also explained in easy-to-understand terms….

Drugs and Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology (6th Edition) For undergraduate courses in Drugs and Behavior Psychopharmacology, as well as graduate survey courses in Psychopharmacology.   This text gives an up-to-date description of the field of Behavioral Pharmacology. It starts by describing basic pharmacological concepts of drug administration and pharmacokinetics, research methodology including clinical trials, tolerance and withdrawal, drug conditioning, addiction processes, and neuroscience of drug action. Each chapter, thereafter, applies …

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and metal illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the b…

Introduction to Drug Metabolism 3rd Ed (Gibson, Introduction to Drug Metabolism)The expertise of the authors is complementary, with one based on biochemistry/toxicology and the other based on pharmacology/medicine. The subject is approached from both biochemical and physiological angles. It is directed at advanced undergraduate biochemists, pharmacologists, pre-clinical medical students and advanced undergraduate/postgraduate toxicologists….

Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive IntroductionCurrent and insightful, the up-to-date Sixth Edition of Howard Abadinsky’s DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION offers an interdisciplinary, comprehensive survey of all aspects of the drug and alcohol abuse issue, including the impact of drugs on our society; their history and the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body; drug policy implications; the criminal justice system response; the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse; theories of use; the drug business; and drug law…

Drugs & Behavior (7th Edition)– An up-to-date overview of behavioral pharmacology.   Drugs & Behavior starts with descriptions of basic pharmacological concepts of drug administration and pharmacokinetics, research methodology including clinical trials, tolerance and withdrawal, drug conditioning, addiction processes, and the neuroscience of drug action. Each chapter applies these concepts to different classes of recreational and therapeutic drugs.   Each chapter also includes a section on the history of the dr…