padA Primer of Drug Action:  A Concise, Nontechnical Guide to the Actions,  Uses, and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs

by Robert M. Julien

Mechanisms of drug action, the receptors upon which many psychoactive drugs act, nonpharmacological alternatives for treating psychiatric illness, in-depth discussions of psychoactive drugs from nicotine to LSD, and other topics make up this revised and updated edition. The book also contains new information about herbal medications, drug therapy for children, and treatments for abusers of alcohol, inhalants, and cocaine. This guide provides information to help the reader understand how various medications affect the brain.

Freeman, 2001, 498 p., illus., paperback

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