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Julien, Robert M (2001) A primer of drug action: a concise, nontechnical guide to the actions, uses, and side effects of psychoactive drugs. New York: WH Freeman and Company .

Since 1975, Robert Julien's A Primer of Drug Action has been the definitive guide to the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and on behavior. Now fully updated, this popular guide continues to lead the way through a rapidly changing field, providing readers with a clear, contemporary, and objective look at every drug and medication that either positively or adversely affects brain function.

This edition includes important new information on
-Herbal medications
-Drug therapy for behavioral and anxiety disorders
-Clinical practice guidelines for treating psychological disorders
-Depression and the action of antidepressant drugs
-The use of newer anticonvulsants in the treatment of bipolar disorder, pain syndromes, and behavioral disorders
-Drug therapy for children, adolescents and the elderly
-"New generation" antipsychotic agents


Item Type:Book
Date:2001
Call No:BA
Pages:xiii,
Publisher:WH Freeman and Company
Place of Publication:New York
ISBN:0-7167-4444-9
Edition:9th
Keywords:AOD substances in general, hallucinogens, cocaine in any form, opiates, pharmacology and toxicology, benzodiazepines, CNS depressants, antipsychotic tranquilizers, CNS stimulants
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Accession Number:HRB 930 (Available)
Subjects:B Substances > Cocaine
B Substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pharmacology and toxicology
B Substances > CNS stimulants
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Substances > Hallucinogens
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)

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