Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior: The Pharmacology of Abuse and Dependence (Haworth Therapy for the Addictive Disorders)

by John Brick, Carlton K. Erickson | Professional & Technical | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0789002744 Global Overview for this book
Registered by trevor4551 of Caloundra, Queensland Australia on 11/5/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Saturday, November 05, 2005
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This is an interesting and well-thought out book on the effects of drugs on the brain and subsequent behavior. This single resource accumulates historical discoveries about the nervous system and discusses brain/behavior relationships including thorough explanations of neuroanatomy, physiology, and the mechanics of mood and behavior alternating drugs. The purpose is to describe the theoretical and conceptual foundations of how chemicals affect the brain. The authors' intention is to provide a comprehensive text for understanding the development of the brain and interaction with common drugs in an easy to follow writing style that maintains professional nomenclature. This is an interesting, timely, and much needed assessment of pharmacology and neurology, which contributes to the understanding of patients' overall behavioral characteristics and brain functioning. It is targeted for psychologists, nurses, chemical dependency counselors, and other mental health professionals who work with patients who abuse drugs or who use psychotropic medications. The authors are leading experts in their respective fields and give practical applications for the use of this text as a future reference. Easy to understand graphs, charts, and pictures help to explain the otherwise complicated neurological and pharmacological concepts and theories. There are sufficient tables and figures which aid in the illustration of the historical theories of brain/behavior relationships. The references give merit to the authors' credibility as valuable contributors to their fields. This is a very useful book for professionals and students in the mental health professions for the understanding of behaviors andchanges in the central nervous system associated with drug use. It brings together neuroanatomy, pharmacokinetics, and neuropsychology in a understandable, clear, and useful manner to help explain how drugs affect our behavior.

Journal Entry 2 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
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