Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology

Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of substances that are used to modify behavior. While different classes of substances have known effects, one has only to see a group of people drinking to excess to recognize that not everyone responds in the same way to a given substance. Why do substances have the behavioral effects they do, and why do individuals vary in their responses to them? This book provides a conceptual framework for answering such questions. Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology includes a short overview of behavioral analysis and general pharmacology, followed by detailed discussion of assessment of drug effects, the stimulus properties of drugs, drug abuse, and more.Thomas Byrne, Alan Poling. Poling (1994) proposed that the appropriate drug use with populations requiring special protections (e.g., people with mental ... A persistent problem in everyday clinical practice is the use of psychotropic drugs to treat vague and ill-defined disorders. ... For example, DuPaul, Barkley, and McMurray (1991) indicated that a€œ...a large percentage of physicians prescribing stimulantanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology
Author:Thomas Byrne, Alan Poling
Publisher:New Harbinger Publications - 2000-05-01


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