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September 22, 1978

Psychopharmacology: A Generation of Progress

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Asheville, NC

JAMA. 1978;240(13):1418. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290130112040

Through an ad hoc committee, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology has reviewed the last decade of neuropsychopharmacological research and clinical practice. This survey has resulted in a collection of papers from many of the outstanding contributors to the field. The resulting textbook, Psychopharmacology: A Generation of Progress, could easily be the most thorough reference text on the subject. The table of contents alone is 11 pages long and outlines the last ten years of experience.

An advantage of this text is its universal utility. Current research data are easily retrievable for the basic scientist, and practical applications of psychopharmacology are reviewed for the clinician.

The collection begins with a historical overview of neuropsychopharmacology and a discussion of the ethical and methodological issues in this area of research and treatment. Subsequent articles review the mechanisms of drug actions on a molecular level, followed by sections reviewing animal experimentation and human studies