Friday, October 9, 2009

Psychoactive Drug Chart

One of the best ways I have found to present the various psychoactive drugs is with some form of chart. To the right (click on the icon to enlarge) is a very complex Venn diagram as shown on Wikipedia detailing many different types of drugs. DrugNet has a more simplified version at

Near the end of the last school year we had two teachers, Mary Spilis of Charlevoix, MI and Kate Duggan of Herbert Hoover High School, Glendale, CA, shared charts on neurotransmitters each had created. Both charts can be downloaded at the 4Shared file sharing account at

I am hoping to recreate that same type of collaboration this year. If you are willing to share a chart of psychoactive drugs you have developed, please feel free to upload it to the 4Shared site at the address listed above or, if you would prefer, feel free to email me (Kent Korek - the chart and I would be happy to upload it to the 4Shared account. Please respect the work of others and do NOT upload a chart from a text or someone's website.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

One of those neuron charts is one I created for my book that accompanied the textbook "Psychology and You" back in the late 90s.