Chapter 1: General Principles of Psychopharmacology
Chapter 2: Amino Acid Neurotransmitters: Glutamate, GABA and the Pharmacology of Benzodiazepines
Chapter 3: Biogenic Amine Neurotransmitters: Serotonin
Chapter 4: Biogenic Amine Transmitters:Acetylcholine, Norepinephrine and Dopamine
Chapter 5: Neuropeptides: Opioids and Oxytocin
Chapter 6: Introduction to Clinical Psychopharmacology for Veterinary Medicine
Chapter 7: Benzodiazepines
Chapter 8: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Chapter 9: Miscellaneous Serotonergic Agents
Chapter 10: Anticonvulsants and Mood Stabilizers
Chapter 11: Sympatholytic Agents
Chapter 12: N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor Antagonists
Chapter 13: Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Chapter 14: Antipsychotics
Chapter 15: CNS Stimulants
Chapter 16: Tricyclic Antidepressants
Chapter 17: Opioids and Opioid Antagonists
Chapter 18: Hormones
Chapter 19: Combinations
This fully revised Second Edition of Veterinary Psychopharmacology offers an authoritative reference to the drugs prescribed to treat psychiatric, psychological, and behavioral disorders in pets. Designed to be an accessible resource, the text is divided into sections on psychopharmacologic principles and clinical psychopharmacology. Comprehensive in scope, the book contains detailed information on pharmacologic intervention for pet mental health and behavior issues, offers thorough explanations of options, and explores why a particular drug should be prescribed and why it works.
Updated to include the recent advances in psychopharmacology for pets, the Second Edition includes new chapters that cover the principles of psychopharmacology, miscellaneous serotonergic agents, anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers, sympatholytic agents, and NMDA antagonists. In addition, the text explains the drug options, including all the information necessary to correct dysfunctions in the brain’s chemistry through pharmacologic treatment. This important resource:
- Presents an updated and comprehensive resource for pharmacologic treatments for pet, equine, and zoo animal psychiatric disorders and behavior problems
- Contains in-depth information on drugs that promote neurochemical changes that will alter the mood, emotional state, reactivity, and behavior of the patient, including prescribing options and mechanisms of action
- Includes new chapters on the principles of psychopharmacology, miscellaneous serotonergic agents, mood stabilizers, sympatholytic agents, and NMDA antagonists
Written for veterinarians, veterinary behaviorists, and veterinary students, the updated second edition of Veterinary Psychopharmacology is a complete source for current knowledge on pharmacologic behavior modification.
About the Author
Sharon L. Crowell Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVB, is a Professor of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA.
Thomas F. Murray, PhD, is a Professor of Pharmacology and Provost of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Leticia Mattos de Souza Dantas, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Georgia's Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA. She is also the Director and Co-founder of ZooPsych, Inc., a consultancy in Clinical Behavioral Medicine & Therapy in Georgia, USA.