Julien's Primer of Drug Action
Thirteenth Edition   ©2014

Julien's Primer of Drug Action

Claire D. Advokat (Louisiana State University) , Joseph E. Comaty (Louisiana State Office of Mental Health) , Robert M. Julien, Ph.D. (St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-1171-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-1171-6; Format: Paper Text, 672 pages

Focus on the Biocultural Perspective

New introduction of Epigenetics and expanded coverage of the neurobiology of addiction (Ch. 4)

New coverage of Desensitization and Supersensitivity, Competitive and Noncompetitive Antagonism, and Polypharmacy and Adverse Reactions (Ch. 3)

Complete rewritten chapter on cannabis (Ch. 9), including coverage of new street drugs, the Herbal Marijuana Alternatives (HMAs)

Updated coverage of child and adolescent psychopharmacology (Ch. 15)

Updated coverage of treatment of depression in the elderly and Parkinsons Disease (Ch. 16)

Extensively revised chapter on Integration (Ch. 17), including the latest on policy developments and the DSM-5
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