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The behavioral effects of drugs

by Douglas W. Matheson

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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug addiction,
  • Narcotics -- Physiological effect

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statement[compiled by] Douglas W. Matheson [and] Meredith A. Davison.
    ContributionsDavison, Meredith A., joint comp.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC566 .M28
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 277 p.
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5710017M
    ISBN 100030853079
    LC Control Number70186960
    OCLC/WorldCa361621

    Recognizing the Signs of Substance Abuse. Drug use affects people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses. Whatever the reason a person starts taking drugs, whether recreationally or as prescribed, tolerance, patterns of increased use, physical dependence and, ultimately, addiction may develop—sometimes before the user even realizes it. 1. Psychoactive drugs include those substances that affect the central nervous system. This book classifies drugs according to their effects: stimulants (uppers), depressants (downers), and psychedelics (all arounders). Other groups of drugs include inhalants, sports drugs (e.g., anabolic steroids), and psychiatric medications such as Haldol® and File Size: KB.

    The book is intended to introduce principles of behavioral pharmacology to readers with little or no knowledge of the discipline but with an interest in how drugs affect human behavior. Gleaning anything of value from the text requires two things from the reader. Individual chapters of this book are available to purchase online. Animal Research and Human Health: Advancing Human Welfare Through Behavioral Science demonstrates how the dynamic interplay between human and animal research has led to significant advances in diverse areas of psychology. Students are shown the value of this research by leading experts, who describe Pages:

      In this book, the role of behavioral research is placed in the context of the contributions of these other disciplines. Within the last few years, most of the serious advances in drug research have been made in the area of psychology and neuroscience as it applies to understanding why people and other animals use : $ Adverse effects may include agitation, increased anxiety, undesirable sedation, inappetence (fluoxetine), and lowered seizure threshold. Side effects may be dose-dependent; initiating treatment with a lower dose may help. Table 2 lists the behavioral medications for use in dogs discussed in this section, along with doses and side effects.


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