Drugs of Abuse

  • Leslie L. Iversen
  • Susan D. Iversen
  • Solomon H. Snyder

Part of the Handbook of Psychopharmacology book series (HBKPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Roy Pickens, Richard A. Meisch, Travis Thompson
    Pages 1-37
  3. Peter A. Mansky
    Pages 95-185
  4. Roger A. Nicoll
    Pages 187-234
  5. Nancy K. Mello, Jack H. Mendelson
    Pages 235-317
  6. R. Duane Sofia
    Pages 319-371
  7. Reese T. Jones
    Pages 373-412
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 413-420

About this book

Introduction

Underlying the design of the Handbook of Psychopharmacology is a prejudice that the study of drug influences on the mind has advanced to a stage where basic research and clinical application truly mesh. These later volumes of the Handbook are structured according to this conception. In certain volumes, groups of drugs are treated as classes with chapters ranging from basic chemistry to clinical application. Other volumes are assembled around topic areas such as anxiety or affective disorders. Thus, besides chapters on individual drug classes, we have included essays addressing broad areas such as "The Limbic-Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal System and Human Be­ havior" and "Peptides and the Central Nervous System. " Surveying these diverse contributions, one comes away with a sentiment that, far from being an "applied" science borrowing from fundamental brain chemistry and physiology, psychopharmacology has instead provided basic researchers with the tools and conceptual approaches which now are advancing neurobiology to a central role in modern biology. Especially gratifying is the sense that, while contributing to an understanding of how the brain functions, psychopharmacology is a discipline whose fruits offer genuine help to the mentally ill with promises of escalating benefits in the future. L. L. 1. S. D. I. S. H. S. VII CONTENTS CHAPTER 1 Drug Self-Administration: An Analysis of the Reinforcing Effects of Drugs Roy PICKENS, RICHARD A. MEISCH, and TRAVIS THOMPSON 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 2. Methods of Self-Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3. Establishing Drugs as Reinforcers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4. Characteristics of Self-Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4. 1. Ethanol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Keywords

brain chemistry drug drugs of abuse ethanol physiology psychopharmacology research

Editors and affiliations

  • Leslie L. Iversen
    • 1
  • Susan D. Iversen
    • 2
  • Solomon H. Snyder
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CambridgeUK
  3. 3.Departments of Pharmacology and PsychiatryThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-3186-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3188-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3186-5
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