Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 November 2000

424 Pages | 49 line illus & halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195133714

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Stimulant Drugs and ADHD

Basic and Clinical Neuroscience

Edited by Mary V. Solanto, Amy F. T. Arnsten, and F. Xavier Castellanos

Stimulant drugs are widely used in the treatment of ADHD in children and adults, yet their mechanism of action have been poorly understood. This volume is the first to integrate advances in the basic and clinical neurosciences in order to shed new light on this important question. The chapter topics span basic research into the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropsychology of catecholamines, animal models of ADHD, and clinical studies of neuroimaging, genetics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and the cognitive pharmacology of stimulants. The result is a careful, comprehensive, and insightful synthesis by a group of well-known scientists that significantly advances our understanding of stimulant effects and charts a course for future research.


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