Published online by Cambridge University Press: 20 May 2022
Many important psychopharmacological drugs target ion channels. The role of ion channels as important regulators of synaptic neurotransmission have been covered in Chapter 1. Here we discuss how targeting these molecular sites causes alterations in synaptic neurotransmission that are linked in turn to the therapeutic actions of various psychotropic drugs. Specifically, we will cover ligand-gated ion channels and voltage-sensitive ion channels as targets of psychopharmacological drug action.