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  Psychopharmacology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychopharmacology is the study of the effects of any psychoactive drug that acts upon the mind by affecting brain chemistry.
Amanita muscaria (the common Fly Agaric) is often regarded as the first such drug, with modern theories positing the discovery of its psychoactive properties circa 10,000 BCE.
Modern psychopharmacology studies a wide range of chemicals with many different types of effect.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychopharmacology   (1636 words)

 Psychiatric Times
Psychopharmacology in couples work can be useful in all stages of therapy: 1) to control initial symptoms; 2) to improve communication; 3) to modulate biological temperaments related to personality issues; and 4) to reduce excessive stress during life transition (Resnikoff, 2001).
The use of psychopharmacology in this case was to modify lifelong temperaments.
For John and Carol, psychopharmacology also reinforced the initial stage-1 behavioral changes and the stage-2 corrections of their polarized power balance and intimacy styles.
www.psychiatrictimes.com /p020729.html   (2080 words)

 Psychopharmacology of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating
With the advent of DSM-IV, another eating disorder, binge eating disorder, has been tentatively recognized and is likely to be a focus of psychological and pharmacological treatment research in the next decade.
Instead, interest is growing in the efficacy of psychopharmacological treatment in the prevention of relapse among weight-restored patients.
There have as yet been no studies concerning the role of psychopharmacology in prevention of onset of the illness or in long-term maintenance of remission.
www.acnp.org /G4/GN401000153/CH149.html   (4975 words)

 Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology Research Clinic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Psychopharmacology Research Clinic is an integral part of the Department of Psychiatry.
The Louisiana State University Psychopharmacology Research Clinic is based at the LSU-School of Medicine which is an academic health sciences center that provides services for all of Louisiana’s citizens.
The primary goals are to provide patients with appropriate and compassionate care and to expand medical knowledge through research both in the laboratory and in a clinical setting.
www.sh.lsuhsc.edu /clinicaltrialsoffice/documents/psychiatry.html   (329 words)

 psychopharmacology on Encyclopedia.com
Comparison of increasingly detailed elicitation methods for the assessment of adverse events in pediatric psychopharmacology.
The California School of Professional Psychology to Begin Training California and Texas Psychologists in Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Psychopharmacology for advanced practice psychiatric nurses Philadelphia, PA, October 16-19, 2003: wrap-up.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/p1/psychoph.asp   (345 words)

On behalf of the BEA Working Group on Psychopharmacology, I am pleased to inform you that the Introductory Curriculum for Training in Psychopharmacology” is now available.
You may also be interested to know that psychopharmacology training issues will be the focus of a number of sessions at the APA Convention in Toronto, Canada in August.
Aman, M.G., and Singh, N.N. (1988) Psychopharmacology of the Developmental Disabilities.
www.lib.lsu.edu /special/apa/writings187.htm   (7450 words)

Classroom Psychopharmacology is the study of drugs as they affect children in classrooms, including
Most drugs in classroom psychopharmacology affect children by affecting the communication between neurons in the brain.
Psychopharmacology Tips, Dr. Bob's - collection of tips which are not all research based, but also has valuable info and research based articles on various classes of medications, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, etc...
www.counselingceusonline.com /psychopharmacology.htm   (11566 words)

 PsychoPharmacology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Introduction to Psychopharmacology: (6) This course will introduce the students to the study of psychopharmacology with a review of the major classes of psychotropics.
Psychopharmacology: (48) Presents the principles of pharmacology applied to the treatment of mental disorders.
The Texas AandM Psychopharmacology Program is an outreach venture for professional development powered by the Office of Continuing Education at Texas AandM University.
cecoe.tamu.edu /psychopharm/curriculum.htm   (774 words)

 Psychopharmacology and the human condition
It is probable that most humans throughout recorded history have lived in a 'sick society'; a society in which almost everyone was ill, people were physically malnourished, stunted and mentally impaired - a society in which most of the populations are potential 'patients' with the ability to benefit from appropriate treatment.
Technologies of gratification, of which psychopharmacology is an example, are human-created mechanisms that aim at the satisfaction of evolved instincts.
His case reports of patients who report feeling 'better than well' on Fluoxetine are supported by many reports in the psychiatric literature of similar responses from tricyclics and monoamine oxidase inhibitors [9].
www.neuropharmacology.com /bgcharlton/index.html   (2106 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Essential Psychopharmacology : Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Essential Psychopharmacology explains the neurobiological concepts underlying the drug treatment of psychiatric disorders, with particular emphasis on the principles of chemical neurotransmission.
Modern psychopharmacology is largely the story of chemical neurotransmission.
I just finished an introductory course on psychopharmacology and I studied the book the way it is advised: first go through all the images and then go thgrough the text and the images.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521426200?v=glance   (1385 words)

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Common experience can provide a general description of the dose-response effect: For example, a sip of coffee will be subthreshold and will not help a student stay awake to study; a cupful will certainly help, and two might be better; five or six cups might lead to tremor and anxiety.
Individuals who are already highly aroused may respond adversely to even small doses of a stimulant drug because it effectively increases the arousal to a level that interferes with performance.
The discipline of psychopharmacology in its modern form arose from the convergence of two separate areas of study: (a) the growing information about neurotransmission and the drugs that influenced it, and (b) B. Skinner's development of operant conditioning techniques for the study of behaviour.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~lwh/drugs/psypharm.htm   (6275 words)

 Introduction to Psychopharmacology
This is necessary for psychopharmacology, the study of substances which affect the mind, as is understanding of the structure and working of the nervous system and the processes that play a role at that level.
Psychopharmacology then, concerns our minds, a 'fullbodied' science.
That framework formed the context of 'everyday' psychopharmacology because the use of substances which influence the mind has become rooted in the daily life of human existence.
www.drugtext.org /sub/intro.html   (589 words)

 British Association for Psychopharmacology: Journal: Subscribing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Journal of Psychopharmacology is an international journal that publishes original research and review articles on both preclinical and clinical aspects of psychopharmacology.
The Journal of Psychopharmacology (ISSN: 0269-8811) is published four times a year (in March, June, September and December) by SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi).
Psychopharmacology on acceptance of the paper for publication.
www.bap.org.uk /journal/subscribing.html   (1613 words)

 Division of Psychopharmacology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Integration of clinical psychopharmacology with psychosocial approaches is a major interest of investigators within the division.
The division provides educational programs to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as continuing medical education groups which provide for the optimal utilization of advances in pharmacological treatment of psychiatric patients.
The division is also engaged in clinical services research, research on the early precursors of schizophrenia and the possibility of preventive intervention.
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu /psychiatry/divisions/psychopharm.htm   (167 words)

 Staff - Experimental Psychopharmacology
During these years he conducted a large number of experimental studies on the effects of medicinal drugs, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, anticonvulsants and antihistamines on cognition, psychomotor function and actual driving performance of healthy volunteers and patients.
In 1995 the Institute for Human Psychopharmacology received the Widmark Award (International Counsel of Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety), ìfor numerous contributions to the advancement of the cause of alcohol, drugs and traffic safety and sustained contributions to the support in this fieldî.
He is a member of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP), the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP) and the International Counsel of Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS).
www-np.unimaas.nl /psypharm/ramaekers.html   (202 words)

 Psychopharmacology of Caffeine.
A total of 98 consecutively admitted psychiatric inpatients were asked for their daily consumption of coffee, tea and other products containing caffeine.
The contrast of attitudes to the psychiatric effects of caffeine between North America and Britain is highlighted.
These data suggest that chronic caffeine use is unlikely to be a major factor in dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in depression, perhaps because of the development of tolerance.
www.psycom.net /caffeine.html   (19354 words)

 Psychopharmacology | Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute
Sometimes the term neuropsychopharmacology is used to embrace both these areas.
Psychopharmacology is not an official medical specialty in that there is no current specialist board.
Additionally, certain non-medical pharmacologists specializing in the brain also call themselves Psychopharmacologists and both medical and pharmacological specialties may be involved in drug prescription - clinical psychopharmacology as opposed to basic lab research - non-clinical psychopharmacology.
www.pni.org /psychopharmacology   (109 words)

 Winter 2000 - IP; APA’s Examination in Psychopharmacology: Project Nearing Completion
In addition to two forms of an examination comprised of 150 multiple-choice items each, the content areas and associated knowledge statements comprise a valid and defensible statement of the knowledge required for the safe and effective practice of psychology when psychotropic medications are involved.
Integrating clinical psychopharmacology with the practice of psychology (15%) - Refers to the implementation of clinical practices of biophychosocial assessment, multiaxial diagnosis, and treatment including pharmacotherapy, in the context of a complex of factors influencing functioning.
Briefly, these standards require that the exam be a valid measure of the important activities of a job and the associated knowledge needed to perform those activities in a safe and effective manner (content validity).
www.division42.org /MembersArea/IPfiles/IPWin00/AdvProfIssues/Ciuccio.html   (1060 words)

 Psychopharmacology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A compendium of information on psychopharmacology and the drug treatment of individuals with psychiatric disorders.
Clozapine is indicated for the treatment of severe schizophrenia in patients who fail standard therapy.
Psychopharmacology - the Study of Psychiatric Drugs: research abstracts, recommended reading,ethics, geriatric psychopharmacology, recreational drugs, forensics, neuropsychiatry and links.
www.medlina.com /psychopharmacology.htm   (462 words)

 Journal of Psychopharmacology
Subject: Journal of Psychopharmacology Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 20:46:43 -0500 (EST) Journal of Psychopharmacology http://jop.sagepub.com/ ISSN: 0269-8811 The Journal of Psychopharmacology is an international journal that publishes a unique balance of original research and review articles on both preclinical and clinical aspects of psychopharmacology.
The Journal of Psychopharmacology is truly international in scope and readership.
This is reflected by its editorial board which has brought together the very best of clinical and preclinical psychopharmacology from around the world.
gort.ucsd.edu /newjour/j/msg02759.html   (121 words)

 Open Directory - Health: Medicine: Pharmacology: Psychopharmacology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Psychopharmacology Links - Links to information on specific psychiatric medications and to psychopharmacological web sites.Maintained by the Northern County Psychiatric Association.
Psychopharmacology Tips - These tips are just that -- tips -- and not (with some exceptions) the results of scientific studies.
Psychopharmacology Update Notes - Analyses of the comparative effectiveness, side effects and toxicity of psychotropic drugs with emphases on serotonin syndrome and monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
www.dmoz.org /Health/Medicine/Pharmacology/Psychopharmacology   (591 words)

 Essential Psychopharmacology : Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Whether you are an intern/resident, as I am, in primary care, or in private practice this book is great for not only learning the material for the first time or just refreshing the material while in practice.
He covers most of the combos and "augmenting" approaches that can be taken in modern psychopharmacology.
Stephen Stahl explains the psychopharmacology of the drugs used to treat depression and bipolar, but without getting in over your head.
www.freeglossary.com /p:0521646154   (533 words)

The purpose of this announcement is to spur new clinical and basic research on the possible impact of psychotropic pharmacotherapy on the developing brain.
This Program Announcement (PA), Developmental Psychopharmacology, is related to the priority areas of Mental Health and Mental Disorders and Biology of Brain Disorders Objectives.
Potential applicants may obtain a copy of "Healthy People 2010" at: http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/ ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign, for-profit and non- profit organizations, public and private, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of State and local governments, and eligible agencies of the Federal government.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-114.html   (3209 words)

 British Association for Psychopharmacology
The office of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) receives many queries from members of the general public, from health professionals and journalists on matters related to pre-clinical and clinical psychopharmacology.
Some of these queries may be passed on to the membership, for example when they are raised by researchers and health professionals and relate to general aspects of behavioural or clinical psychopharmacology: the opinions given will be those of the individual member, and cannot be regarded as the opinion of the BAP.
If you wish to compliment, comment or make suggestions, or feel you have cause to complain about any aspect of the BAP or its employees, please contact the Secretary for External Affairs in the first instance using this form.
www.bap.org.uk   (192 words)

 USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education): Should psychologists have prescription privileges?
According to psychologist Tom Kubiszyn, school psychologists, because of their training and setting, may be in a unique position to expand their competencies in the areas of pediatric medication and evaluation procedures, particularly with schoolchildren diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Allegations that improper care caused injury is more difficult to prove when psychotherapy is the treatment of choice because the standards often are ambiguous and mental injury is difficult to ascertain.
When psychopharmacology is the treatment of choice, the standard of care is clearer and the likelihood of physical harm is greater, thereby making it easier for plaintiffs to prove their allegations.
www.findarticles.com /m1272/n2634_v126/20409131/p1/article.jhtml   (1328 words)

 R. Bruce Lydiard, PhD, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders: Coexisting anxiety and depression.
International psychopharmacology algorithm project report: D. Algorithm for the treatment of panic disorder with agoraphobia.
Teaching psychopharmacology in the 1990's: The first year experience with the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Model Psychopharmacology Curriculum.
www.mindyourhealth.net /lydiardpub.html   (3835 words)

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