Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750673136, 9780702038679

Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

2nd Edition

Authors: John Brust
eBook ISBN: 9780702038679
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750673136
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 7th May 2004
Page Count: 496

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Neurologic symptoms and signs are associated with the use of recreationally abused drugs. Among the serious neurologic and medical complications are coma, trauma, infection, seizures, stroke, altered mentation, peripheral neuropathies, myelopathies, Parkinsonism, visual disturbances, dyskinesias, cerebellar ataxia, impotence, and fetal effects. The less alarming sequelae are myriad (fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness, etc.). Dr. Brust has written the most comprehensive source available to the point of being encyclpedic, including references. But, as one reviewer points outt, "The book is not tedious reading..." It is in fact well organized and readable, with his own brand of erudition. Almost entertaining, Dr Brust's style does delight, as in: "Bizzare even by the often rococo standards of substance abuse is "toad licking."

Table of Contents

1) Questions and Definitions; 2) Opioids; 3) Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulants; 4) Cocaine: 5) Barbiturates and Other Hypnotics and Sedatives; 6) Marijuana; 7) Hallucinogens; 8) Inhalants; 9) Phencyclidine; 10) Anticholinergics; 11) Ethanol; 12) Tobacco


No. of pages:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2004
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:

About the Author

John Brust

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurology, Harlem Hospital Center, New York, USA