Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology

Psychotropic Agents

Part II: Anxiolytics, Gerontopsychopharmacological Agents, and Psychomotor Stimulants

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This second volume continues the description of the psychotropic agents and discusses anxiolytics, gerontopsychopharmacological agents, and psychomotor stimulants. Of these groups of substances, most of this volume has been devoted to anxiolytics as the authors have endeavored to convey as complete a picture as possible. The editors are of the opinion that particular attention should be given to anxiolytics with regard to their range of administration as this is the most frequently prescribed group of psychotropic drugs. In contrast to neuroleptics and thymoleptics, anxiolytics are a class of psychotropic drugs whose therapeutic effect can be recognized in animal experiments to some extent. This, together with the analysis of the biochemical mechanisms of their actions, permits a better understanding of material processes in the brain accompanying the emotions: anxiety and tension. For the first time in the history of the Handbook the editors have devoted a whole chapter to gerontopsychopharmacological agents. In doing so they are also aware of the risk they are taking, at least from a pharmacological point of view, as gerontopsychopharmacological agents are an insufficiently defined and extremely heterogeneous group of substances. The only denominator the various subgroups of these agents have in common is that they are given in cases of dysfunctions, disorders, and diseases of the brain occurring mainly in the elderly.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychotropic Agents
Book Subtitle
Part II: Anxiolytics, Gerontopsychopharmacological Agents, and Psychomotor Stimulants
Series Title
Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
Series Volume
55 / 2
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-67767-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-67767-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-67769-4
Series ISSN
0171-2004
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 780
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