Accession Number : ADA086542
Title : A Critical Review of the Drug/Performance Literature. Volume II.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr-30 Nov 79,
Corporate Author : ASSOCIATE CONSULTANTS INC WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Landry,Lawrence A
Report Date : Dec 1979
Pagination or Media Count : 310
Abstract : In anticipation of requirements to perform research on the impact of psychoactive drug use upon military performance, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) contracted with Associate Consultants, Inc. to perform and compile a series of original reviews and analyses of the domestic and international scientific literature of the past 20 years. Reviews were conducted by experts in psychopharmacology with the primary aims of: documenting the current state of knowledge of drug effects upon militarily relevant performance; documenting the gaps in knowledge of drug effects upon performance, particularly in situations analogous to those that may be created by rapid deployment of troops into continuous land warfare; and making recommendations for future research projects. The literature reviews are intended to establish a firm scientific basis for subsequent research programs and staff studies concerned with relating militarily-relevant performance capacity to various parameters of drug use.
Descriptors : *DRUGS , SKILLS , LITERATURE SURVEYS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , INTERACTIONS , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , BEHAVIOR , SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , PHARMACOLOGY , ALCOHOLS , ETHANOLS , MOTOR REACTIONS , HALLUCINOGENS , PSYCHOCHEMICAL AGENTS , TRANQUILIZERS , OPIUM ALKALOIDS , AMPHETAMINES , ANTIHISTAMINICS , BARBITURATES , CANNABINOLS , CANNABIS , MORPHINE
Subject Categories : Pharmacology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE