Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology
Psychopharmacology is the study of the effects of psychoactive drugs on the functioning of the central nervous system at all levels of analysis, thus embracing cognition, behavior, psychological states, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, gene expression, and molecular biology. It includes, as an integral part of its domain, the interaction of environmental and genetic factors with psychoactive drug action, the medicinal and social uses of drugs, and the misuse and abuse of psychoactive substances.
The aim of this comprehensive encyclopedia is to provide detailed information on psychopharmacology and its sub-disciplines, such as clinical psychopharmacology, molecular neuropsychopharmacology, behavioral pharmacology in laboratory animals, preclinical psychopharmacology, and human experimental psychopharmacology.
The wide-ranging entries in the Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology are written by leading experts drawn from a broad diversity of backgrounds and areas of specialization. The entries, comprehensive but succinct, provide basic and clinical scientists in academia, as well as industry, with the most important and relevant information on recent developments in psychopharmacology and its closely allied disciplines. The essential information about the field contained in these entries is readily accessible to clinicians, scholars, students, teachers, and interested laypeople.
Updated and expanded: All entries have been revisited and the work has been expanded by 25%Updated according to DSM-V, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric AssociationComprehensive and up-to-date coverage of psychopharmacology, from the fundamentals to the most recent findingsMore than 2000 entries, from detailed essays and reviews of cutting edge research to keyword definitionsWritten by some 250 international contributors, under an editorial board of leading expertsOver 500 color illustrations demonstrate complex processes and concepts