American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016

  • A Single-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study on the Efficacy of Clonidine in Detoxification of Opioid Dependency

    Mani B. Monajemi, Seyyed Mohammad Moosavi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 87-90
    Received: 19 September 2016
    Accepted: 9 February 2017
    Published: 9 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20160406.11
    Abstract: Background: Clonidine is α² adrenergic receptor agonist with detrimental effect on locus coeruleus. It is considered as one of the detoxification drugs in order to reduce opiate withdrawal syndrome. We conducted this study in order to assess clonidine effect on withdrawal symptoms and signs. Materials and methods This double blind, clinical trial, ... Show More
  • Common Neurotransmitters: Criteria for Neurotransmitters, Key Locations, Classifications and Functions

    Getinet Ayano

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 91-95
    Received: 4 June 2016
    Accepted: 20 June 2016
    Published: 10 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20160406.12
    Abstract: The criteria, key locations, classifications and functions of common neuro transmitters is reviewed and discussed. Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that communicate information throughout our brain and body. They relay signals between neurons. To be neurotransmitter the molecule must be present in the brain and distributed unevenly and enz... Show More