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Understanding Drugs and Behaviour

By Andrew Parrott, Alun Morinan, Mark Moss, Andrew Scholey

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Why are some drugs highly addictive? What exactly are the effects of different types of psychoactive drugs? How can they produce such dramatic effects on mood, cognition, sensation, awareness, health and well-being? Understanding Drugs and Behaviour describes in detail how the main psychoactive drugs can alter brain chemistry and modify behaviour. Written by experienced lecturers with a high level of research expertise, all the main drugs used in today's society are included, such as alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, LSD and Ecstacy, opiates, CNS stimulants, as well as clinical medications. Teaching and learning features include: Chapter overviews In-depth core material End of chapter questions Key references Extensive glossary Journals and websites of interest This introductory text will be of use to students of psychology, behavioural sciences, health sciences, nursing, physiology and pharmacology.

Product code: 9780471986409

ISBN 9780471986409
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H251xW171xS19
No. Of Pages 336
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Offers an introduction to the action that various drugs have on the brain and behaviour. This book covers drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, LSD and Ecstacy, opiates, CNS stimulants, as well as clinical medications.