Stimulants and Other Fast-Acting Drugs: Introduction | Amphetamine Abuse | Uses of Stimulants | Drug Combinations | Psychosis | Stimulant Use Versus Abuse | Atomoxetine | Guanfacine | Other Fast-Acting Drugs | Bibliography
Like all other drug classifications in clinical
psychopharmacology, the term stimulants covers
a range of drugs, with some overlapping actions, that may be useful in
treating some disorders, syndromes, or symptoms (Table 8–1).
Here, as elsewhere, we lack a tidy one-to-one correlation of drug efficacy