This comprehensive survey of neuropsychopharmacology is unique in its breadth of coverage, from molecular to behavioural pharmacology, and from basic animal studies of drug action to clinical applications. Lavish illustrations and concise chapter summaries reinforce key concepts, while extensive references point the way to further study. The book is intended for advanced undergraduate, graduate and medical students, and neuroscientists seeking current information on psychoactive drug. The first section serves as an introduction to, and general reference for, pharmacology and the basic neurosciences. Subsequent sections address the major neurotransmitter systems, various psychoactive drug classes and psychological and neurological disorders.
Table of Contents
Basic Concepts Principles of pharmacology Methods in Neuropsychopharmacology Neurons and Glial Cells Functional Neuroanatomy Neurophysiological mechanisms Synaptic structure and function Neurotransmitter Systems Acetylcholine Catecholamines Serotonin The Amino Acid Neurotransmitters and Histamine Peptide Neurotransmitters Major Drug Classes The Opiates Stimulants: Amphetamine and Cocaine Stimulants: Nicotine and Caffeine Alcohol Sedative/Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs Mind-Altering Drugs Clinical Applications Schizophrenia Affective Disorders Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease References Index