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Leavitt, Fred (1995) Drugs and behavior. Thousand Oaks Ca.: Sage .

What are the effects of psychoactive drugs on aspects of human behaviour, such as creativity, memory and sexuality? How effective are such drugs in treating mental disorders? How are new drugs tested and licensed?

An intriguing introduction to the study of psychopharmacology, this fully revised and updated edition of Drugs and Behavior presents a unique analysis of the ways in which human behaviour is affected by drugs, rather than simply by categories of drugs. The text covers the principles of neurotransmission, pharmacokinetics and drug classification. Issues of new drug development, including drug dangers and benefits, legalization and the prevention and treatment of drug abuse, are also discussed

Item Type:Book
Call No:GC2
Pages:525 p.
Place of Publication:Thousand Oaks Ca.
Edition:3rd ed
Keywords:pharmacology and toxicology, pharmacokinetics, neurotransmission, sexual behavior, Drugs
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Accession Number:HRB 1021 (Available)
Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Cognition
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Behaviour
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pharmacology and toxicology
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
VA Geographic area > United States
G Health and disease > Disorder classification
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion (anxiety, emotional pain)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)

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