Recent Advances in Neuropsycho-Pharmacology

1st Edition

Selected Papers from the 12th Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum, Göteborg, Sweden, 22-26 June 1980

Editors: B. Angrist G. D. Burrows M. Lader
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080263823
eBook ISBN: 9781483154725
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 30th April 1981
Page Count: 414
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Recent Advances In Neuropsychopharmacology contains selected papers from the 12th Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum held in Gõteborg, Sweden, 22-26 June 1980. The 47 papers in the volume are organized into six parts. The papers in Part I deal with the subject of psychostimulants in psychiatric research. Topics covered include the effect of chronic d-amphetamine and chronic apomorphine treatment on non-human primate social and solitary behavior; and the behavioral effects of dopamine agonists. Part II assesses the prescription of psychotropic drugs by general practitioners. Part III examines blood platelets as a model system for central monoaminergic neurons. Part IV focuses on anxiety pathways in the brain. Part V considers prospects for a biochemical classification system in psychiatry. Part VI presents pharmacokinetic studies of psychotropic drugs. Part VI contains two papers on the renal function and renal histology of lithium patients on maintenance lithium therapy and pre-lithium patients; and the treatment of refractory schizophrenia.

Table of Contents

Psychostimulants in Psychiatric Research Similarities in the Behavioral Effects of d-Amphetamine and Apomorphine in Selected Members of a Primate Social Colony Effects on Behavior of Acute and Chronic Intracerebral Instillation of Dopamine Agonists Noradrenaline, Dopamine and Mood GABA: An Important Moderator and Mediator of Dopamine Dependent Behaviors d-Amphetamine and Schizophrenia: Behavioral, Pharmacological and Physiological Evaluations Relationships Between Responses to Dopamine Agonists, Psychopathology, Neuroleptic Treatment Response, and Need for Neuroleptic Maintenance in Schizophrenic Subjects Dopaminergic Mechanisms in Affective Illness Mental and Behavioral Stereotypies Elicited by Stimulant Drugs. Relation to the Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia, Mania and Depression Effects of Methylphenidate on Interpersonal Perceptions Sex, Plasma Prolactin and Plasma 3-Methoxy-4-Hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) Predict Heritable D-Amphetamine Excitation in Man Evaluation of Psychotropic Drugs in General Practice Depression in the Community Assessment of Depression and the Non-Psychiatrist General Practice Patients in Clinical Research: Relevant Issues A Research Network of Walloon Psychiatrists Working Both on In- and Out-Patients for Specialists and General Practitioners Organization and Methodological Aspects of Outpatient Studies Psychopharmacological Aspects of Organic Diseases Evaluation of Psychotropic Drugs in General Practice Discussion Blood Platelets as a Model System for Central Monoaminergic Neurons Introduction Methodological Approaches for the Comparative Study of Platelet and CNS Aminergic Function Platelet Uptake of Serotonin in Pathological Conditions The Kinetics of Serotonin Efflux from Human Blood Platelets, and how it is Influenced by Different Drugs In Vivo and In Vitro Action of Neurotropic Agents on Platelet Me


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About the Editor

B. Angrist

G. D. Burrows

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

M. Lader