Veterinary Psychopharmacology

Veterinary Psychopharmacology

By: Sharon L. Crowell-Davis (author), Thomas Murray (author)Hardback

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Every day veterinarians in practice are asked to treat pets exhibiting problem behaviors. In the last several years pharmacologic treatments of behavior have made significant advances and can serve as a critical part of therapy. Veterinary Pscyhopharmacology is a complete source of current knowledge on the subject of pharmacologic behavior modification that veterinarians can turn to for the answers they need. Classification of disorders is eschewed in favor of in-depth explanations of pharmacologic options in inducing behavior changes. Special emphasis is given to explaining the underlying mechanism of pharmacologic agents used in therapy; thus, veterinarians will know not only which drugs to prescribe but why they should be prescribed and how they work. Veterinary behaviorists, their students and residents, veterinary practitioners of all levels, and veterinary students will find this book invaluable in providing information about their patients' behavior problems and the psychoactive medications that might help them.

About Author

Sharon L. Crowell-Davis DVM, PhD, was one of the founding Diplomats of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She has 27 years experience in the diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems in domestic and zoo animals and is currently a Professor at the University of Georgia. Thomas Murray, BS, PhD, is Head of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, where he is also a Distinguished Research Professor with 24 years experience in psychopharmacology


Contributors ix Acknowledgments xi Preface xiii Chapter 1 Introduction 3 Chapter 2 Amino Acid Neurotransmitters: Glutamate, GABA, and the Pharmacology of Benzodiazepines 25 Chapter 3 Benzodiazepines 34 Chapter 4 Biogenic Amine Neurotransmitters: Serotonin 72 Chapter 5 Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors 80 Chapter 6 Azapirones 111 Chapter 7 Biogenic Amine Transmitters: Acetylcholine, Norepinephrine, and Dopamine 119 Chapter 8 Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors 134 Chapter 9 Antipsychotics 148 Chapter 10 CNS Stimulants 166 Chapter 11 Tricyclic Antidepressants 179 Chapter 12 Endogenous Opioid Peptides 207 Chapter 13 Opioids and Opioid Antagonists 212 Chapter 14 Hormones 224 Chapter 15 Combinations 234 Appendix 241 Index 261

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813808291
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780813808291
  • weight: 668
  • ISBN10: 0813808294

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