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Sleep Deprivation, Stimulant Medications, and Cognition

Edited by Nancy J. Wesensten

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ISBN 10: 1107004098 / ISBN 13: 9781107004092
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Title: Sleep Deprivation, Stimulant Medications, ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Brand New

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Sleep Deprivation: Stimulant Medications and Cognition provides a review, synthesis and analysis of the scientific literature concerning stimulant medications and neurobehavioral performance, with an emphasis on critically evaluating the practical utility of these agents for maintaining cognitive performance and alertness in sleep-deprived (but otherwise healthy) individuals. The book explores the nature of sleep loss-induced cognitive deficits, neurophysiologic basis of these deficits, relative efficacy and limitations of various interventions (including non-pharmacological), and implications for applying these interventions in operational environments (commercial and military). Readers of this volume will gain a working knowledge of: Mechanisms contributing to sleep loss-induced cognitive deficits; Differential effects of stimulant compounds on various aspects of cognition; Considerations (e.g., abuse liability) when applying stimulant interventions in operational settings; Current state and future directions for including stimulants in comprehensive fatigue-management strategies. This text is key reading for researchers and trainees in sleep and psychopharmacology.

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Sleep Deprivation, Stimulant Medications, and Cognition provides a distillation of the literature surrounding stimulant medications and cognitive performance, with an emphasis on critical evaluation of the potential practical utility of these agents for restoring and maintaining cognitive performance in sleep-deprived individuals - key reading for researchers interested in sleep loss and psychopharmacology.

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