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Published: 12 March 2018

840 Pages | 481

8.5 x 10.75 inches

ISBN: 9781605355559

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Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior

Third Edition

Jerrold S. Meyer and Linda F. Quenzer

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • Chapter-opening vignettes foster student engagement
  • Breakout boxes present novel and, in some cases, controversial topics for special discussion. Box themes include: History of Psychopharmacology; Pharmacology in Action; Clinical Applications; Of Special Interest; and The Cutting Edge.
  • The book is extensively illustrated with full-color photographs and line art depicting important concepts and experimental data
  • Section Summaries highlight key concepts from the section of text just read
  • Chapter-ending Recommended Readings offer suggestions for further study

New to this Edition:

  • New coverage on immune system dysfunctions in schizophrenia that lead to neurodevelopmental brain abnormalities
  • Discussion of the opioid epidemic, designer drugs, and use of naloxone
  • Updated coverage of new research techniques, including magnetic resonance spectroscopy, DTI, optogenetics, and others
  • New discussion of orexin-based medications for treating sleep disorders
  • Coverage of new findings in the genetic and epigenetic factors of drug addiction
  • Coverage of synthetic cannabis and the potential therapeutic uses of hallucinogenic drugs

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