Psychopharmacological Agents V4

Psychopharmacological Agents V4

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editor: Maxwell Gordon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159630

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Psychopharmacological Agents, Volume IV summarizes the chemistry, pharmacology, and clinical manifestations of psychoactive drugs which are abused, with emphasis on opiate abuse and its treatment. The historical, legal, regulatory, and sociological aspects of the abuse of central nervous system agents are described, along with the treatment modalities that have evolved from some of these afflictions. Comprised of six chapters, this volume begins with an introduction to drug abuse and drug dependence, followed by a discussion on various perspectives in drug abuse and modalities for treating patients who are dependent on opiates. Studies on non-abusive analgetics such as opium compounds are then reviewed, together with the chemistry, mechanism of action, and medical applications of psychotomimetic drugs. The final two chapters deal with the treatment of opiate abuse by methadone maintenance and the regulatory aspects of drug abuse. This book will be of interest to students, practitioners, and researchers in medicinal chemistry, psychology, and pharmacology.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Abbreviations Used in Text

    1. Introduction to Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence

    I. Drug

    II. Drug Abuse

    III. Drug Dependence


    2. Perspectives in Drug Abuse

    I. Introduction

    II. Heroin (Opiate)

    III. Modalities for Dealing with Opiate Abuse


    3. Research Toward Nonabusive Analgetics

    I. Introduction

    II. Compounds from Opium

    III. Analgetics Obtained by Total Synthesis

    IV. Structure-Activity Concepts and Perspectives


    4. Psychotomimetic Agents

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemistry and Descriptions of the Psychotomimetic Drugs

    III. Mechanism of Action

    IV. Medical Applications and Hazards


    5. Treatment of Opiate Abuse by Methadone Maintenance

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Background

    III. Selection of Patients

    IV. Description of Patients

    V. Protocol for Treatment

    VI. Goals of Treatment

    VII. Evidence of Success: Positive Aspects

    VIII. Evidence of Failure: Negative Aspects

    IX. Methadone Maintenance During Pregnancy

    X. Treatment of Adolescents

    XI. Summary and Clinical Applications


    6. Regulatory Aspects of Drug Abuse



    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Structure Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159630

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Maxwell Gordon

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