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Special Issue

Behavioral Neuropharmacology

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019 (Open)                Submit Now

Guest Editor

Steven I. Dworkin, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wiu.edu/cas/psychology/faculty/dworkinsteven
Research Interests: neurobehavioral pharmacology; drug abuse; pharmacologic treatment of behavioral disorders; cigarette smoking cessation; experimental analysis of behavior

About This Topic

Behavioral neuropharmacology focuses on the study of drug dependence and how drug addiction affects the human mind, Anxiety and Autism, Measuring neural activity in Drug abuse, Alcoholism- tolerance to and physical dependence, and properties are mediated through its effects on dopamine neurons in the mesolimbic reward pathway, which connects the ventral tegmental area to the nucleus accumbens, Post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder, clinical depression and enhanced treatments. Drugs of abuse alter the way people think, feel, and behave by disrupting neurotransmission, the process of communication between brain cells. Drug dependence and addiction are features of a brain disease caused by drugs' cumulative impacts on neurotransmission. However, terrifying events can cause Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of PTSD may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most research has shown that the major part of the brain that reinforces addiction through neurochemical reward is the nucleus accumbens, which is closely connected with the interactions of neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, neurohormones, neuromodulators, enzymes, second messengers, co-transporters, ion channels, and receptor proteins in the central and peripheral nervous systems. In this special issue, we aim to the introduction of the relative research in behavioral neuropharmacology. Submissions are now open and will be fully considered for publication.


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Behavioral neuropharmacology; Drug abuse; Alcoholism; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Anxiety and Autism

Planned Papers

Title: A neurochemical solution to the trolley problem
Author: Daniel Z. Lieberman
Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA

Title: Lipids and Steroid Hormones Concentrations in Children and Adolescents with Clinical Depression
Authors: Ioannis Syros 1, 2, Pervanidou Panagiota 3, liapi Charis 4, Apostolakou Filia 5, George P Chrousos 3, Kolaitis Gerasimos 1
1. Department of Child Psychiatry, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "Aghia Sophia" Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece
2. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, “Sotiria” General Hospital, Athens, Greece
3. 1st Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece
4. Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
5. Biochemistry Department, "Aghia Sophia" Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece
Depression; Adolescents; Children; Lipids; Steroid Hormones; Salivary Cortisol; Correlation