Clinical Pharmacology in Psychiatry

Selectivity in Psychotropic Drug Action — Promises or Problems?

  • Svein G. Dahl
  • Lars F. Gram
  • Steven M. Paul
  • William Z. Potter
Conference proceedings

Part of the Psychopharmacology Series book series (PSYCHOPHARM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Molecular Pharmacology in Drug Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. R. Marshall
      Pages 3-11
    3. R. M. Freidinger, S. F. Brady, W. J. Paleveda, D. S. Perlow, C. D. Colton, W. L. Whitter et al.
      Pages 12-19
  3. Anxiolytics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. D. W. Hommer, V. Matsuo, O. M. Wolkowitz, H. Weingartner, S. M. Paul
      Pages 52-61
    3. D. J. Nutt, P. J. Cowen
      Pages 72-76
    4. E. H. Ellinwood Jr., A. M. Nikaido, D. G. Heatherly
      Pages 77-82
    5. R. R. Griffiths, N. A. Ator, J. D. Roache, R. J. Lamb
      Pages 83-87
  4. Antidepressants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. K. G. Lloyd, P. Pichat
      Pages 113-126
    3. D. L. Murphy, T. Sunderland, N. A. Garrick, C. S. Aulakh, R. M. Cohen
      Pages 135-146
    4. P. Kragh-Sørensen, P. le Fèvre Honoré, L. F. Gram
      Pages 147-156
    5. M. V. Rudorfer, M. Linnoila, W. Z. Potter
      Pages 157-166
    6. D. J. Kupfer, J. A. Shipley, J. M. Perel, B. Pollock, P. A. Coble, D. G. Spiker
      Pages 167-173
    7. C. L. DeVane, J. W. Simpkins
      Pages 174-178
    8. S. A. Montgomery, D. James, D. B. Montgomery
      Pages 179-183
    9. L. F. Gram, K. Brøsen, P. Christensen, P. Kragh-Sørensen
      Pages 184-192
    10. P. Christensen
      Pages 193-198
  5. Neuroleptics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-290

About these proceedings


The Fourth International Meeting on Clinical Pharmacology in Psychiatry was held in Bethesda, Maryland on 5-8 September 1985 and was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Earl Usdin. Earl was one of the organizers of the three previous meetings held in Chicago (1979), Troms0 (1980), and Odense (1982). During the organization of the fourth meeting Earl became ill and had to relinquish his role as one of the principal organizers. It is safe to conclude that there was no better, or more professional, or more efficient an organizer of scientific meetings in the field of neuropharmacology and psychiatry than Earl U sdin, and it was quite a task for the remaining organizers to fill the void left when he withdrew from this one. Those of us who have organized previous meetings with Earl were struck by how much more difficult our work became without him. This obviously speaks well for his subtle (and at times not so subtle) organizational skills. Nevertheless, in Earl's memory the organizers proceeded to invite a group of internationally renowned neuropsychopharmacologists to address the problem of selectivity in psychotropic drug action and to try to reconcile the amazing advances in basic preclinical neuropsychopharmacology with the problem of clinical specificity encountered by the psychiatrist.


drug neuropharmacology pharmacology psychiatry psychopharmacology research

Editors and affiliations

  • Svein G. Dahl
    • 1
  • Lars F. Gram
    • 2
  • Steven M. Paul
    • 3
  • William Z. Potter
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Medical BiologyUniversity of Tromsø School of MedicineTromsøNorway
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Pharmacology, School of MedicineOdense UniversityOdense CDenmark
  3. 3.Clinical Neuroscience BranchNational Institute of Mental HealthBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.Section on Clinical Psychopharmacology, Laboratory of Clinical Science, Building 10National Institute of Mental HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71290-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71288-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-6795
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