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Description - Nicotine in Psychiatry by Melissa P. Piasecki

Today, 25% of Americans smoke and 50% of smokers die from tobacco-related illnesses. Meanwhile, little attention has been given to implementing cessation therapies for our patients who smoke.Nicotine in Psychiatry: Psychopathology and Emerging Therapeutics examines this timely subject. The book's contributors, subject matter experts in the growing field of nicotine neurobiology andclinical pharmacology, cover the latest knowledge on  The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of nicotine The effect of nicotinic receptors on the central nervous system (CNS), the recent advances made in understanding the normal function of these receptors, and how this knowledge transfers to the clinical treatment of many CNS disorders Behavioral factors influencing the effects of nicotine and nicotine's addictive capacity The association between smoking and specific mental disorders and the association between nicotine and mood Clinical applications of nicotine as a potential therapeutic agent for a variety of disorders, such as attention deficit, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, schizophrenia, and Tourette's syndrome Nicotine replacement therapies and various smoking-cessation strategies This book makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the recent tobacco public policy debates, as well as clinicians and researchers looking for current information on nicotine and its clinical applications.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880487979
ISBN-10: 0880487976
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 150mm x 30mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Melissa P. Piasecki

Melissa Piasecki, M.D., is an Assistant Professor inn the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada.Paul A. Newhouse, M.D., is the Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit and Geriatric Service and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont.