Drug abuse: a biopsychiatric model.

Title

Drug abuse: a biopsychiatric model.

Creator

Giannini A J; Miller N S

Publisher

American Family Physician

Date

1989
1989-11

Description

The effects of drug abuse are caused by the stimulation or inhibition of different neurotransmitters, chiefly gamma-aminobutyric acid, acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin and beta-endorphin. The biopsychiatric model focuses on neurotransmitter activity to diagnose and treat overdose and addiction. This model explains how different drugs exert their effects and provides a rationale for specific pharmacologic intervention in the drug-abusing patient.

Subject

Humans; *Substance-Related Disorders/metabolism; Amphetamines; Cocaine; Hallucinogens; Hypnotics and Sedatives; Narcotics; Neurotransmitter Agents/metabolism/physiology; Phencyclidine; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome/drug therapy; Biological; *Models

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

173–182

Issue

5

Volume

40

Citation

Giannini A J; Miller N S, “Drug abuse: a biopsychiatric model.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 18, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5425.

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