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ISBN-10 0205246699ISBN-13 9780205246694
ISBN-10 0205750524ISBN-13 9780205750528
Author(s): David M. Grilly; John D. Salamone
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 464

Intended for Undergraduate courses in Psychopharmacology and/or Drugs and Behavior, this new edition of Drugs, Brain,  and Behavior provides an overview of the field of psychopharmacology, which focuses on the behavioral effects of drugs. The overall approach of the book is to integrate information from various fields, including pharmacology, neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry, to provide a broad perspective on how drugs affect behavioral processes.

Drugs, Brain and Behavior describes the psychological effects of drugs, and how drug actions can be understood in terms of effects on the brain.  This discussion includes drugs that are used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, as well as common drugs of abuse. Rather than simply focusing on drug dependence and addiction, this text also places considerable emphasis on drug treatments for various psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, parkinsonism, ADHD and Alzheimer’s disease.  This book also combines neurotransmitter-based approaches to the field with perspectives that emphasize specific drugs and distinct drug categories.