Chapter 5: Psychopharmacology
- What are some of the issues surrounding prescribing medications for children and adolescents? How might this be improved?
- What are some of the factors that can affect relapse to an addictive drug?
- How might prescribing medications for depression be improved in the future to increase the likelihood that a drug would work and minimize side effects?
Web: Description of how some drugs work and the brain areas involved – 1
Web: Description of how some drugs work and the brain areas involved-2
Web: Information about how neurons communicate and the reward pathways
Web: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Web: National Institute of Drug Abuse
Web: National Institute of Mental Health
Web: Report of the Working Group on Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents: Psychopharmacological, Psychosocial, and Combined Interventions for Childhood Disorders: Evidence Base, Contextual Factors, and Future Directions (2008)
Web: Ways drugs can alter neurotransmission