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

Part 1 Biological Basis of Drug Action
1. The Neuron, Synaptic Transmission, and Neurotransmitters
2. Pharmacokinetics: How the Body Handles Drugs
3. Pharmacodynamics: How Drugs Act

Part 2 Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse
4. Neurobiology of Addiction
5. Ethyl Alcohol and the Inhalants of Abuse
6. Stimulants Part 1 Caffeine and Nicotine
7. Stimulants Part 2 Cocaine, Amphetamine, NonAmphetamine Stimulants
8. Hallucinogens
9. Cannabinoids
10. Opioids

Part 3 Drugs Used to Treat Psychological Disorders
11. Antipsychotic Drugs: Major Tranquilizers to Thymic Stabilizers
12. Antidepressant Drugs
13. Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Medications
14. Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

Part 4 Special Populations and Integration
15. Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
16. Geriatric Psychopharmacology
17. Integration
Chapter 17 Appendix: Quick Reference to Psychotropic Medications