Drugs and Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology
This student-friendly, accessible text provides students with a thorough introduction to the field of behavioral pharmacology and prepares them to analyze drug information from a variety of sources. The text describes impartially and scientifically the effects of drugs on behavior, and the various ways that behavior principles facilitate an understanding of both the actions of drugs and the way people use them. *Reviews the basic principles and concepts of pharmacology, psychology, and neurophysiology. *Uniform coverage of drug classes. *Provides an historical background for each drug and explains each drug's effect from subjective, behavioral, and neurological perspectives. *Introduces students to recent findings on withdrawal and abuse potential and describes the drug's harmful effects and methods of treatment. *Includes over 700 references to original research and review articles.
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