Psychopharmacology of Anxiolytics and Antidepressants

Psychopharmacology of Anxiolytics and Antidepressants

1st Edition - August 15, 1991

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  • Editor: S.E. File
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483287522

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Contributed volume reviewing the clinical and animal literature related to the pharmacology of anxiety and depression. The role of the hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal axis in anxiety and depression is reviewed as well as the response of central catecholamines to chronic stress.


For pharmacologists, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Table of Contents

  • Clinical pharmacology of anxiolytics and antidepressants: a psychopharmacological perspective, D. J. Nutt & P. Glue. Interactions of anxiolytic and antidepressant drugs with hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, S. E. File. Multiple neurochemical and behavioral consequences of stressors: implications for depression, H. Anisman & R. M. Zacharko. Primate social behavior anxiety or depression?, S. V. Vellucci. Drug discrimination models in anxiolytic & antidepressant research, J. S. Andrews & D. N. Stephens. Effects of drugs on punished behavior: pre-clinical test for anxiolytics, J. L. Howard & G. T. Pollard. Ethologically based animal models of anxiety disorders, R. G. Lister. Animal models of anxiety based on classical conditioning: the conditioned emotional response and the fear-potentiated startle effect, M. Davis. Effect of anxiolytics and antidepressants on extinction and negative contrast, C. F. Flaherty. Effects of psychotropic drugs on the behavior and neurochemistry of olfactory bulbectomized rats, H. van Riezen & B. E. Leonard. Vocal manifestations of anxiety and their pharmacological control, J. D. Newman. Index.

    1990 lit. refs., 31 line drawings, 30 tables.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1991
  • Published: August 15, 1991
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483287522

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S.E. File

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University of London, Guy's Hospital, UK

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